PDP suspends Chimaroke Nnamani, Fayose’s son, others, dissolves Ekiti State executive

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has announced the suspension of former Enugu State governor, Chimaroke Nnamani from the party over anti-party activities.

This was contained in a statement by the National Publicity Secretary of the party, Debo Ologunagba on Friday.

The party also announced the suspension of Oluwajomiloju Fayose, son of former governor of Ekiti State, Ayo Fayose and six other members of the party in the state.

According to the statement, Chris Ogbu from Imo State was also suspended.

The statement reads in part: “The National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has after a very extensive review and consideration of the affairs of our party in the country, pursuant to the provisions of the PDP Constitution (as amended in 2017) approved the suspension of Senator Chimaroke Nnamani (Enugu State) and Chief Chris Ogbu (Imo State) with effect from today, Friday, January 20, 2023, over allegations of anti-party activities.

“In the same vein, the NWC has approved the suspension of the underlisted party members in Ekiti State also with effect from today, Friday, January 20, 2023, over allegations of anti-party activities.

“The suspended members in Ekiti State are;
1.Ayeni Funso -(Ekiti North)
2.Ajijola Lateef Oladimeji-(Ekiti Central)

Others are;
1.Emiola Adenike Jennifer -(Ekiti South II)
2.Ajayi Babatunde Samuel-(Ekiti North II)
3.Olayinka James Olalere -(Ekiti Central)

4.Akerele Oluyinka -(Ekiti North I)
5.Fayose Oluwajomiloju John-(Ekiti Central I).”

WesternPost had reported that Nnamani who is a PDP Senator and a candidate for the next general elections had openly declared support for the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.

The suspended members, who are candidates in the National Assembly election had also shunned this week’s presidential campaign of the PDP where presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar was present.

Meanwhile the party also announced the dissolution of the State Executive Committee in Ekiti State with immediate effect.

In another statement, Ologunagba said a caretaker committee under the chairmanship of Sadiq Obanoyen will pilot the affairs of the PDP in Ekiti State.

“In its place the NWC, on behalf of NEC has approved the appointment of Ekiti State Caretaker Committee to run the affairs of the party in the state for a period of three (3) months effective from today Friday, January 20, 2023 and to function pursuant to Section 24(2) of the PDP Constitution (as amended in 2017).

“The NWC also approved the appointment of Arch. Sadiq Obanoyen as chairman of the PDP Ekiti State Caretaker Committee,” part of the statement read.

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