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February 3, 2023

Ebonyi PDP Crisis deepens as SEC suspend pub Sec 3 other officials

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Esther Nworie

The main opposition party Peoples’ Democratic Party Ebonyi State chapter has suspended its publicity secretary Nwoba Chika Nwoba and three other state Exco of the party.

Other members suspended include Ifeanyi Nworie the deputy chairman, and Barr. Mudiaga Erhenede legal adviser, and Barr. Obinna Iteshi treasury of the party.

Chairman of the party Mr. Tochukwu Okorie disclosed this to journalists in Abakaliki on Tuesday.

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He said the four exco members went contrary to the party rules as outlined in Section 58 (1) of the constitution of the PDP 2017 as amended, that the
the suspension would last for one month.

According to the Chairman, SEC received a memo for the inauguration of the 7-man State Disciplinary Committee brought under Section 57 (1) and (2) of the constitution of the PDP 2017 as amended. The committee was inaugurated and has since been transmitted to the National Executive Committee.

“SEC received a memo for the ratification of the suspension of certain persons. The memo was based on the Decision of the State Working Committee following a petition brought by one Hon. Okuri Eze Reuben of Akaezeukwu ward against the following persons

Barr. Ifeanyi Nworie, Mr. Nwoba Chika Nwoba, Barr. Mudiaga Erhenede, Barr. Obinna Iteshi.

“The above-named persons are accused of infractions as outlined in Section 58 (1) of the constitution of the PDP 2017 as amended. The petitioner had also attached an affidavit in support of his petition. SEC unanimously approved and ratified the suspension for one month as presented in the memo.
For the avoidance of doubt, Barr. Ifeanyi Nworie, Mr. Nwoba Chika Nwoba, Barr. Mudiaga Erhenede and Barr. Obinna Iteshi has been suspended from the party for one month beginning July 4, 2022, in line with the extant provisions of the Constitution of the PDP.

“Accordingly, the suspended members are barred from every activity of the party during the period of the suspension. They have also been referred to the State Disciplinary Committee for further hearing on the petition. They are advised to avail themselves of the opportunity of the sittings of the Disciplinary Committee to defend themselves in line with the rules of a fair hearing. Meanwhile, all documents and properties of the party in their possession must be returned no later than Frida,y July 8, 2022.//

PDP to participate in Ebonyi LG election, announces sell of forms

By Ruth Oginyi

The Peoples Democratic Party
Ebonyi state chapter Tuesday said it would participate in the forthcoming Local Government elections in the State.

EBSIEC had announced that the local government election shall hold on July 30, 2022.

Addressing journalists in Abakaliki the Chairman of the party, Tochukwu Okorie, announced that the sale of Expression of Interest Form and Nomination forms commenced on Tuesday, July 5th, 2022.

The party gave the condition to participate in the election which it said only if the process is visibly transparent and protected from government influence and or interference.

“Under Section 6(3) of the constitution of the PDP 2017 as amended, SEC resolves that the PDP will fully participate in the forthcoming Local Government Council elections as announced by EBSIEC provided the process is visibly transparent and insulated from government influence and or interference.

“The PDP shall not hesitate to challenge any observed infractions or acts capable of robbing the process of credibility and or fairness.

“Consequently, the PDP hereby announces the sale of forms to commence Tuesday, July 5, 2022, and end Thursday, July 14, 2022. Expression of Interest form for Chairmanship sells for One Hundred Thousand Naira (N100’000) only and, Nomination sells for Four Hundred Thousand Naira (N400’000) only. Expression of Interest for Councillorship sells for Fifty Thousand Naira (N50’000) only while nomination goes for One Hundred Thousand Naira (N100’000) only
The timetable of party activities leading up to the election shall be published on various platforms today July 5, 2022.

“Members and especially aspirants are advised to monitor and comply as required”.

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