Ebonyi PDP suspends deputy chair, legal adviser, others

*Rankings arrest of factional organization chair, others over alleged N50m

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ebonyi State led with the aid of using Mr. Tochukwu Okorie has suspended the Legal Adviser of the birthday celebration withinside the kingdom, Mudi Erhebede; the Deputy Chairman, Ifeanyi Nworie; the Publicity Secretary, Chika Nwoba; and the Youth Leader, Obinna Iteshi.

This turned into because the PDP ordered the instant arrest of the chairman of a factional organization withinside the birthday celebration, Silas Onu, for allegedly and fraudulently diverting over N52 million from the birthday celebration’s account in connivance with a banker on the Access Bank Plc, Abakaliki Branch.

The Chairman, Okorie, said this all through a press convention on the birthday celebration’s Secretariat positioned on Abakaliki/Enugu Expressway, Abakaliki, the kingdom capital, on Tuesday.

“We have portions of proof on how Silas Onu fraudulently withdrew over N50 million from the party’s Access Bank account. He did it with one of the teams of workers of the financial institution and we’ve got directed for the arrest of Silas Onu and the people he shared the cash with.

“They shared it N10 million every amongst themselves. They did it and grew to become again to allege the opposite towards us. This is broad-day theft and we won’t take it,” Okorie said.

He continued, “The SEC acquired a memo for the ratification of the suspension of positive persons.

The memo changed primarily based totally on the choice of the State Working Committee following a petition delivered via way of means of one Okuri Eze Reuben of Akaezeukwu ward towards the subsequent persons: Barr. Ifeanyi Nworie; Mr. Nwoba Chika Nwoba; Barr. Mudiaga Erhenede; and Barr. Obinna Iteshi.

“The above-named men and women are accused of infractions as mentioned in Section 58 (1) of the charter of the PDP 2017 as amended. The petitioner had additionally connected a sworn affidavit in aid of his petition. The SEC unanimously authorized and ratified the suspension in the course of one month as provided withinside the memo.

For the avoidance of doubt, Barr. Ifeanyi Nworie, Mr. Nwoba Chika Nwoba, Barr. Mudiaga Erhenede and Barr. Obinna Iteshi had been suspended from the celebration for a duration of 1 month starting July 4, 2022, in keeping with the extant provisions of the Constitution of the PDP.

“Accordingly, the suspended individuals are barred from each interest of the celebration for the duration of the suspension. They have additionally been stated to the State Disciplinary Committee for similarly listening to the petition.

They are cautioned to avail themselves of the possibility of the sittings of the Disciplinary Committee to shield themselves in keeping with the guidelines of honest listening to. Meanwhile, all files and residences of the celebration of their own ought to be again no later than Friday, July 8, 2022.

“Allegations of monetary impropriety in opposition to any character is libelous and I actually have briefed my solicitors accordingly.

The depend is already earlier than the court.” The PUNCH said that on May 23, 2022, the Court of Appeal in Abuja ordered the reinstatement of Okorie as Chairman of the PDP in Ebonyi State and sacked Silas Onu, who turned into previously the occupant of the position…