Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Thursday suspended Ifeanyi Ubah, its Anambra State Gubernatorial Aspirant, for one month over matters related to indiscipline.
Mr Dayo Adeyeye, PDP National Caretaker Committee, Publicity Secretary, disclosed this while briefing newsmen at the party’s National Secretariat in Abuja.
Adeyeye also disclosed that the party had referred Ubah and Sen. Buruji Kasamu, representing Ogun East Senatorial District, to the party’s Disciplinary Committee.
Adeyeye said the decision was reached by the party National Caretaker Committee in line with the PDP constitution.
He added that “this week, we had some disciplinary issues regarding the Anambra governorship primaries, in which one of the aspirants, Ifeanyi Ubah, launched a major media attack against the leadership of the party.
“Ubah, who was not satisfied with the decision of the Governorship Appeal Panel, decided to launch rhetoric attack on the leadership of the party.
“He also launched an attack on those who were involved in the conduct of the primary.”
Adeyeye explained that the National Caretaker Committee took decision to issue him a query, asking him to retract the statement.
Ubah was also to offer apology to those who he disparaged by his remarks in the press, but he chose not to answer the query.
“Of course the query was issued under relevant sections of the Constitution of the PDP, but he decided not to answer the query.
“Consequent upon which, the National Caretaker Committee today (Thursday) decided to suspend him for a period of one month and to refer the matter to National Disciplinary Committee for further action.”
On Sen. Kashamu case, Adeyeye said he too was issued a query by the National Caretaker Committee some weeks ago over allegation of challenging the party decisions.
He said Kashamu in his reply to the query, denied some of the allegations against him.
“Consequent upon which, the National Caretaker Committee decided to refer his case to the National Disciplinary Committee for further action too.
“The National Disciplinary Committee is expected to report its findings to us within the next two weeks,” he added.
Adeyeye also disclosed that the party’s leadership had appointed the immediate Legal Adviser of the party, Mr Victor Kwon, as Legal Adviser to the PDP National Caretaker Committee Chairman, Sen. Ahmed Makarfi.
When contacted, Ubah said he was yet to receive any query from the party leadership.
Ubah has said that he is dragging PDP to court over the Anambra governorship primary election where he lost to Mr Oseloka Obaze.
Also reacting to the development, Kashamu described the query issued to him as contemptuous of the order of the Federal High Court, Abuja, issued on Sept. 5, 2017.
He said the court in Suit No.FHC/ABJ/CS/732/2017 ordered that “all parties Should desist from taking any further step or steps that may affect the respondents in this matter as previously made by Hon. Justice N. Dimgba on 10/8/2017”.
The party had earlier inaugurated a Caretaker Committee chaired by Mr Tunde Akogun, former lawmaker for PDP Oyo State.