The Senator Ali Modu Sherriff faction of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has directed the Abia State chapter of the party immediately rescind the suspension of three members of the party in the state or face stiff sanctions in accordance with the constitution of the party.
In a statement endorsed by Senator Modu Sherriff and Prof. Wale Oladipo as National Chairman and National Secretary respectively, the faction said that the state chapter must show evidence of its compliance with the directive National Working Committee (NWC) of the party to set aside the suspension of Messrs Chidi Nwosu (Umuahia South) Emeka Ejiogu (Umuahia North) and Chukwuemeka Osoagbaka (Ikwuano).within 48, insisting that they are being victimized for loyalty to the Modu Sherriff leadership of the party.
Full text of the statement:
The attention of the National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has been drawn to the purported suspension of some of our party members by the Abia state Chapter, namely Messers Chidi Nwosu (Umuahia South) Emeka Ejiogu (Umuahia North) and Chukwuemeka Osoagbaka (Ikwuano).
The NWC frowns at a situation where party members are being victimized because of their loyalty to the leadership at the National level.
It is important that all organs of the party must respect party members’ wish to associate with other members irrespective of various affiliations. The crisis going on in the party is an internal matter and is in the process of resolution.
It is worthy to note that party member in Abia state being so victimized has not committed any anti-party activity.
In the light of this, the NWC hereby directs the Abia state chapter to immediately rescind the purported suspensions and show, within 48 hours, evidence of its compliance to the NWC. Failure to comply will attract stiff sanctions in accordance to the constitution of the PDP.