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Ebonyi PDP Suspends Chairman

Tochukwu Okorie has been placed on administrative leave by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ebonyi State over alleged grave misconduct.

The ban was for one month, according to Emmanuel Nworie, the party’s deputy state chairman, who spoke to reporters following the committee’s emergency meeting on Monday in Abakaliki.

Since being reinstated as chairman by the Court of Appeal in Abuja, the chairman, according to Mr. Nworie, has been placed on administrative leave for failing to schedule executive meetings for a period of four months.

Additionally, he told reporters that the reinstated suspended chairman has stopped participating in other party events.

Mr. Nworie claims that the suspended chairman allegedly collaborated with a candidate to bring a lawsuit against the party in the state, claiming that it is illegal and disapproved by the SWC members.

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“At the emergency SWC meeting, we reviewed the activities of our chairman, Tochukwu Okorie, and his misconduct.

“The chairman has failed to organise a meeting for more than four months, which is against the party’s Constitution,’’ Mr Nworie said.

Those present at the emergency meeting included the deputy chairman, the legal advisor, the publicity secretary, and the women’s leader.

On May 23, the Court of Appeal in Abuja issued an order reinstalling Mr. Okorie as the chairman of the Ebonyi PDP and dismissing Silas Onu from his position.

Mr. Okorie characterized his suspension as unlawful in response to the development, saying: “it is only the national leadership that can suspend me.”

“I am a member of the National Executive Council of the party and no member of the state working committee has the power to suspend me.

“On the alleged gross misconduct, I am the chairman as directed by the court. I have the prerogative power to access the party’s account in carrying out party activities,’’ he said.

(NAN)

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Tochukwu Okorie has been placed on administrative leave by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ebonyi State over alleged grave misconduct.

The ban was for one month, according to Emmanuel Nworie, the party’s deputy state chairman, who spoke to reporters following the committee’s emergency meeting on Monday in Abakaliki.

Since being reinstated as chairman by the Court of Appeal in Abuja, the chairman, according to Mr. Nworie, has been placed on administrative leave for failing to schedule executive meetings for a period of four months.

Additionally, he told reporters that the reinstated suspended chairman has stopped participating in other party events.

Mr. Nworie claims that the suspended chairman allegedly collaborated with a candidate to bring a lawsuit against the party in the state, claiming that it is illegal and disapproved by the SWC members.

READ MORE: Muslim-Muslim Ticket Is Threat To National Security: Group

“At the emergency SWC meeting, we reviewed the activities of our chairman, Tochukwu Okorie, and his misconduct.

“The chairman has failed to organise a meeting for more than four months, which is against the party’s Constitution,’’ Mr Nworie said.

Those present at the emergency meeting included the deputy chairman, the legal advisor, the publicity secretary, and the women’s leader.

On May 23, the Court of Appeal in Abuja issued an order reinstalling Mr. Okorie as the chairman of the Ebonyi PDP and dismissing Silas Onu from his position.

Mr. Okorie characterized his suspension as unlawful in response to the development, saying: “it is only the national leadership that can suspend me.”

“I am a member of the National Executive Council of the party and no member of the state working committee has the power to suspend me.

“On the alleged gross misconduct, I am the chairman as directed by the court. I have the prerogative power to access the party’s account in carrying out party activities,’’ he said.

(NAN)

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