• Expands Ekiti caretaker committee

From Ndubuisi Orji, Abuja

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has suspended the chairman of its Ebonyi State chapter, Tochukwu Okorie, for alleged anti-party activities.

The PDP National Publicity Secretary, Debo Ologunagba, in a statement, yesterday, said Okorie’s suspension was part of decisions reached at an emergency meeting of the party’s National Working Committee (NWC).

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The statement read : “The National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at its emergency meeting held on January 27, 2023 extensively reviewed the conduct and activities of the Ebonyi State Chairman of our Party, Okorie Tochukwu Okoroafor.

“Pursuant to Sections 29 (2) (b) and 57(3) of the Constitution of the PDP (as amended in 2017) the NWC has on behalf of the National Executive Committee (NEC) approved the suspension of Okorie Tochukwu Okoroafor with effect from today, Friday, January 27, 2023, over allegations of anti-party activities and violation of provisions of Section 58 (1) of the PDP Constitution (as amended in 2017).

Consequently, Okorie Tochukwu Okoroafor has been referred to the Party’s appropriate Disciplinary Committee for further action.”

In a separate statement, Ologunagba said the NWC “ has, on behalf of the National Executive Committee (NEC), pursuant to Sections 29(2)(b) and 31(2)(e) of the Constitution of the PDP (as amended in 2017), approved the expansion of the Ekiti State Caretaker Committee of our great Party.”