PDP suspends ex-party chairman for four years PDP suspends ex-party chairman for four years
The National Disciplinary Committee of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has suspended a former chairman of the party in Anambra State, Mr. Ken Emeakayi... PDP suspends ex-party chairman for four years

The National Disciplinary Committee of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has suspended a former chairman of the party in Anambra State, Mr. Ken Emeakayi for four years.

The suspension order was conveyed vide a letter dated September 26, 2017 and signed by the chairman of the Disciplinary Committee, Chief Tom Ikimi.

The statement said, “The National Disciplinary Committee of the People’s Democratic Party met today Thursday 26th September, 2017 in Abuja and reviewed the written and oral representation of Mr. Ken Emeakayi, former Chairman of PDP Anambra state including the numerous documents submitted to the Committee by Mr. Emeakayi in respect of the allegations of refusing to obey lawful directions of the party as contained in the queries issued to him and his response thereto.

“The Committee further considered the provisions of the Constitution of the party and found Mr. Ken Emeakayi to have committed infraction against the provisions of Section 58 (1) (b), (c) and (h) of the P.D.P constitution.

“Accordingly, the National Disciplinary Committee at its meeting held on 26/9/17 took a decision to suspend and hereby suspend Mr. Ken Emeakayi as a member of the People’s Democratic Party for a period of FOUR YEARS effective from today 26th September, 2017 and terminating on 25th September, 2021.

“In effect, Mr. Ken Emeakayi has lost his membership of the party together with all the rights and privileges for this period of time”.

The national leadership of the party had in August suspended Emeakayi for one month and had referred him to the Ikimi-led Disciplinary Committee for further action.

The party had queried Emeakayi for storming the state headquarters of the party in Awka with hoodlums and had forcefully entered the premises against a decision of the national secretariat.

The state secretariat building was sealed owing to leadership crisis that led to the factionalisation of the party’s executive committee in the state.

Nurudeen Adegbenro