A faction of the People’s Democratic Party in Anambra has suspended Okey Asolo, acting chairman of the party in the state.
Mr Asolo was suspended by the PDP ward leadership in Ward 13 Onitsha North LGA which accused him of violation of party constitution and anti-party activities.
Mr Asolo, who took over from Ndubuisi Nwobu, had on April 2 suspended Chris Uba, a member of PDP Board of Trustees and Linus Ukachukwu, a chieftain of the party.
The sack is contained in a statement made available to journalists in Awka on Tuesday and signed by Obinna Obialor and Obinna Obichinyere, chairman and secretary of the party in the ward.
According to the statement, Mr Asolo’s “suspension from the Ward is on account of his violation of the PDP constitution and anti-party activities.
“Sir, the suspension of Comrade Okey Asolo is anchored on the provisions of Article 58 (1) and 59 (1) and (2) of the PDP Constitution 2017 as amended,” it stated.
The suspension was upheld by the Onitsha North LGA chapter of the party which met on Monday.
The chapter, in a Communiqué signed by Alex Anah and Chigbo Onyia, chairman and secretary, said it considered the notice and came to the conclusion that Mr Asolo actually violated the provisions of the PDP Constitution 2017 as amended.
“We upheld the said suspension and equally suspended him from the Onitsha North Local Government Area PDP of Anambra State,” it said.
Meanwhile, a group, Forum of Elected Local Government Chairmen in Anambra has dissociated itself from the suspension of Messrs Uba and Ukachukwu.
The chairman, who wrote to the national leadership of the party in a communiqué, said Mr Asolo and his group activities were aimed at destabilising the party.
Source: Culled From Peoples Gazette.