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PDP bars Metuh , Dokpesi from contesting for party positions

22 April 2016, 16:14

Abuja - The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has barred its members who are facing trial in any of the courts for corruption from standing for election into any position in the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party.

The party’s national convention comes up on May 21, in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

The barred members include the former Minister of Interior, Abba Moro; Olisa Metuh; the former governor of Jigawa state, Sule Lamido; the former governor of Imo state Ikedi Ohakim; the chairman of Africa Independent Television, Raymond Dokpesi and Haliru Bello Mohammed who is a former acting Chairman of the PDP.

The party said it was looking for members of proven integrity to fill ‎various offices as part of efforts to reposition the party for victory in 2019.

Also read: Metuh to step down as PDP spokesman

An official of the party who spoke on the condition of anonymity said that was why Metuh who is the spokesperson of the party announced that he would not contest for any position at the convention.

Metuh is currently facing trial on 7-count charges brought against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)  for receiving N400 million from the Office of the former National Security Adviser (ONSA).

Metuh had on Thursday announced that he won’t contest for any position at the convention irrespective of the outcome of the zoning of national offices.

Source: Daily Trust

- News 24


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