Sack, suspension rattle Imo PDP members

The wave of sacks and suspension which hit the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Imo State has rattled members of the ruling party in the state.
The party executive, which ratified the suspension of three of its chairmen in the local government recently, in a statement, said the measures were taken “to maintain the party’s history of zero tolerance for indiscipline”.
Those affected were Hon.Tony Mbaegbu Chairman, Ideato South LGA, Mr.Anayo Udechukwu, Chairman Isu LGA, Mr. Anayo Nwajiezi, Chairman Oru East.
The statement by Damian Opara, Publicity Secretary of the party, also said that the PDP passed a vote of confidence on the State Governor, Emeka Ihedioha on his 100 days in office.
It listed 12 key achievements of the governor and “for driving the vision of the party for Imo State and also exhibited love and passion for the state by spreading his appointments beyond party lines.
“The SEC expressed confidence that with Gov. Ihedioha spearheading the PDP government, the State would be steadied on the path of greatness” part of the statement reads.
Meanwhile, there has been confusion in the PDP camp over reports of the suspension of immediate past senator representing Imo East Senatorial zone, Senator Samuel Anyanwu.
A local tabloid in Owerri had on Tuesday reported that the Senator was sacked from the party by his Amaimo ward.
Senator Anyanwu had vied for the governorship ticket of the PDP in Imo State. He lost to Hon. Emeka Ihedioha, who won the governorship primary and later the governorship election.
Anyanwu went to court to challenge the process. The Supreme Court over ruled him.
Countering his suspension from the party, the Ikeduru Local government chapter of the party said in a statement that “As a Senator, and a member of the Zonal, State and National Executive Committees respectively, NO ORGAN of the party except the National Executive Committee (NEC) has the powers to discipline a Senator as stated in section 27:1; section 57 chapter 10, Sub section 7 and section 57 sub section 3.
“Therefore, the purported indefinite suspension of Senator Samuel N. Anyanwu (Samdaddy) is null and void and of no effect.
“The party at the Local Government will no longer tolerate this type of usurping of power any longer”´ the party stated in  a statement signed by Snr. Deacon Innocent Ofurum. LGA Party Chairman and Hon. Martins Nwachukwu, LGA Party Secretary.

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