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PDP suspends Ubah, Oguebego and others

30 August 2013, 10:00

Abuja – National Working Committee (NWC) of the PDP on Thursday in Abuja suspended Senator Andy Ubah, Chris Uba and the Anambra factional Chairman of the party, Ejike Oguebego.

Also suspended are Benji Udeozor and Tonia Nwankwu.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that suspension was contained in letters sent to the affected politicians.

All the letters were signed by the PDP Acting National Secretary, Dr Aderemi Akitoye.

The suspended party chieftains were accused by the PDP leadership of conducting a parallel state congress on Aug. 24, for the nomination of a governorship candidate for the forthcoming Anambra governorship election, slated for Nov. 16.

"In view of the seriousness of the issues involved, you are hereby suspended from the party and the case referred to the appropriate disciplinary committee for further necessary action," the letter stated.

Ubah and the other party chieftains had earlier declined to appear before the PDP NWC on Aug. 28, when the committee summoned them.

The NWC had invited them for preliminary hearing to allow them to explain their roles in the parallel congress and why disciplinary actions should not be taken against them.

It will be recalled that two factional leaderships had been operating in the Anambra Chapter of the PDP.

While one faction recognised by INEC was led by Ejike Oguebego, the other was led by Ken Emeakayi, and recognised by the PDP national leadership.

The two factions had on Aug. 24 organised primaries in different venues in the state, resulting to the emergence of Tony Nwoye and Senator Andy Uba, as the party's governorship candidates, respectively.

However, Nwoye was the candidate recognised by the party`s leadership.

-    NAN


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