• By decision of the PDP National Working Committee, the party’s chapter in Ebonyi has no president
  • This is what PDP State Chairman Okorie Tochukwu Okoroafor said on Friday, January 27, during an emergency meeting of the NWC.
  • The committee found that Okoroafor was guilty of misconduct and anti-partisan activities.

ebony – Okorie Tochukwu Okoroafor, Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Ebonyi, has been suspended by the opposition party.

Okoroafor’s suspension came on Friday, January 27, after the emergency meeting of the DPP’s National Labor Committee, the Nigerian Tribune reports.

The Ebonyi PDP Chairman was accused of anti-party activities (Photo: Peoples’ Democratic Party)
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In a statement issued on Friday by the Hon. Debo Ologunagba, the National Secretary for Publicity, the president was sacked following allegations of misconduct and anti-partisan activities on his part.

Ologunagba noted in the statement that the disciplinary action was taken pursuant to sections 29(2)(b) and 57(3) of the PDP constitution (as amended in 2017).

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The statement read in part:

“NWC, on behalf of the National Executive Committee (NEC), approved the suspension of Okorie Tochukwu Okoroafor effective today, Friday, January 27, 2023, on allegations of anti-partisan activities and violation of the provisions of Section 58(1) of the PDP Constitution (as amended in 2017).

“Accordingly, Okorie Tochukwu Okoroafor has been referred to the appropriate Party Disciplinary Committee for further action.”

2023: Stakeholders react to removal of Ebonyi PDP candidate names from INEC portal

The Association of Ebonyi Sociocultural Indigenous in the Diaspora (AEISCID) had blamed dirty politics for the removal of the names of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) candidates from the website of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

However, the group that had earlier declared its support for the Ebonyi State PDP gubernatorial candidate, Ifeanyi chief Chukwuma Odii, called on voters and party supporters to remain calm about the development, insisting there was no reason alarm.

In a statement sent to Legit.ng on Wednesday, January 18 by the president of the AEISCID, Amb. Paschal Oluchukwu, the group warned INEC to beware of the antics of some fifth columnists within its ranks and archives.

Source: Legit.ng