PDP Dismisses Purported Suspension of Egwu, Others, in Ebonyi
By Jonathan Asikason
The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has dismissed as misleading media publications that 24 key leaders in the Ebonyi state chapter of the party, including Senator Sam Egwu, had been suspended.
In a press statement signed by its national publicity secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, the party stated that “no PDP leader in Ebonyi has been suspended.” It went on to note that the document purporting the suspension was fictitious and did not emanate from the Ebonyi state chapter of the party, as claimed.
Furthermore, the press statement posited, “PDP does not have a state working committee in Ebonyi state as presented by the said fictitious document. As such, any such body said to have met to arrive at any decision or any action claimed to have been taken by such a non-existent body is at best imaginary.
“The public is already aware that the body vested with the task of piloting the affairs of our party in Ebonyi state is the state caretaker committee which has since assumed its mandate to the approval and delight of the leaders and members of our party in Ebonyi state since the dissolution of our state executive in the state.
“Moreover, a check at the records of our party in Ebonyi affirms that no such meeting, as purported in the said document, was held to take any such decision at any time.
“However, we have been made aware that the fabricated document emanated from a former leader of our party in Ebonyi state who left on a personal voyage to another party but seeks to cause confusion in the state, having failed to pull our leaders and members in his expedition.
“We counsel anyone behind such a publication to steer clear of our party and face the challenges already confronting him in his new political family as well as the queries coming from the people of Ebonyi state who have been betrayed by his action.
“In the same vein, the party assures that our structure in Ebonyi state is intact and that our party has become stronger, more united, and enjoying the support of the people of Ebonyi state more than ever before,” the statement concluded.
Meanwhile, an undated statement, purported to have been issued by the state legal adviser of the newly constituted caretaker committee of the party in Ebonyi state, Barr Mudi Erhenede, has also urged PDP faithful in the state to disregard the radio announcement suspending party members in the state. That statement reiterated the November 17, 2020 dissolution of the Barr Onyekachi Nwebonyi-led party state working committee in the state and stated that “Senator Sam Agwu (PDP, Ebonyi North) and all PDP members in the national assembly, as well as the PDP caretaker committee of Ebonyi state remain faithful and dedicated members” of the party. It fingered those it described as recent decampees out “to misinform” the public, urging them to continue to support the PDP.