The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) crisis in Anambra State has deepened with the suspension of its acting chairman Mr Okey Asolo for allegedly insulting Chief Chris Uba.
The party said anybody that insults its leaders like Uba would not go unscathed.
The suspension of Asolo followed a letter he signed last week suspending Uba and Chief Linus Ukachukwu for alleged anti-party activities.
But the party said Uba was not only a member of the PDP but also a Board of Trustees (BoT) member of the party, who has been a pillar of the party in Anambra and Nigeria.
Asolo’s suspension was contained in a statement in Awka on Tuesday signed by Mr Obinna Obialor and Mr Obinna Obichinyere, chairman and secretary of the party in ward 13 Onitsha North respectively.
The statement reads in part: “Arising from a crucial meeting of the Ward Executive Committee held on April, 3, the PDP Ward 13 Onitsha North LGA of Anambra suspended Comrade Okey Asolo.
“His suspension from the ward is on account of his violation of the PDP constitution and anti-party activities.
“The suspension of Okey Asolo is anchored on the provisions of Article 58 (1) and 59 (1) and (2) of the PDP Constitution 2017 as amended.”
The suspension was upheld by the Onitsha North LGA chapter of the party, which met on Monday in a communiqué signed by Messrs Alex Anah and Chigbo Onyia, chairman and secretary of the party in area, respectively.
The party said it deeply considered the notice and came to the conclusion that Asolo actually violated the provisions of the PDP Constitution 2017 as amended.
“We upheld the said suspension and equally suspend him from the Onitsha North Local Government Area PDP of Anambra State,” the council leadership of the party stated.
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