Anambra PDP Suspends Olisa Metu Bans 9 Members From Contesting

There is confusion in Anambra State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as two factions are suspending each other . A faction of the party loyal to Olisah Metuh , national publicity secretary of PDP has banned nine chieftains, including the governorship candidate of the party in the 2013 election in the state, Comrade Tony Nwoye, from contesting any election on its platform for two years.
This was announced by the disciplinary committee of the party on Thursday in Awka, Anambra State capital.
Rising from a four-hour sitting at the party secretariat  the panel said that Nwoye and others who had been earlier suspended by the state executive committee were guilty of allegations leveled against them.

The committee, headed by Chief Sam Ezebilie, with Mr. Aniebo Chibuzo as secretary said: “After listening to the submission of the prosecuting counsel (Barr. ANNC Akonanya) and careful study of the charge brought before this committee by the state Executive member of PDP Anambra State, this committee hereby agrees with the earlier suspension on the erring members”.
Others banned by the disciplinary committee are: Prince Osita Ezenwa, Mr. Basil Ejidike, Mrs. Jessy Belonwu, Mr. Kenneth Arinze, Mr. Uche Ogbonna, Mr. Tony Macfore Akachukwu, Chief Ejike Oguebego and Mr. Chuks  Okoye.
The panel said that the offences of Nwoye and group were covered  under section 58 (1) paragraph B of the constitution of People’s Democratic Party as amended in 2012.
Among the offences  include engaging in disorderly conduct at meetings, rallies and party functions, engaging in unauthorized publicity of disputes within the party and creating a parallel party organ.

Meanwhile, another faction of the Anambra state chapter of PDP loyal to Nwoye has suspended the national Publicity secretary of the party, Olisa Metuh over allegations of party funds.
In a statement released and signed by the state party Publicity Secretary Kenneth Arinze today August 14th, Mr Metuh’s suspension followed a previous suspension from Otolo Nnewi Ward I, which is his party ward.
“Following the suspension of Chief Olisa Metuh by the Otolo Ward 1 Nnewi of the PDP (where Olisa hails from) and the ratification of same by the Nnewi North Local Government chapter, the State executive committee, after assessing the weighty allegations against Olisa Metuh and finding them heinous, in compliance with the PDP Constitution, hereby, ratifies the suspension and forward same to the National Working Committee (NWC)” the statement read


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