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PDP suspends senator over anti-party activities

PDP suspends senator over anti-party activities

The PDP Senator representing Delta North Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Sen. Peter Nwaoboshi was on Wednesday slammed a one month suspension by the Delta Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) State Working Committee (SWC).

The Senator was suspended over alleged anti-party activities, the suspension is contained in a statement signed by the party’s state publicity secretary, Dr Ifeanyi Osuoza in Asaba.

Osuoza said, “This action has become necessary against the backdrop of the recent romance with an opposition party, verbal recklessness and unprovoked utterances of Sen. Nwaoboshi, particularly against the person of Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa.

“PDP SWC strongly viewed the senator’s actions as totally unacceptable, disturbing and unbecoming of a politician and party member of his stature.

“The PDP SWC is in no doubt that the rash, unguarded, confused and heavily noxious and vitriolic attacks by Sen. Nwaoboshi, a serving senator and a very recent chairman of our great party, are potentially inimical to the peace and harmony of the party.

“And it is tantamount to causing discord and disaffection among loyal party members.

“The suspension, therefore, though obligatory, has sadly become imperative and inevitable, especially given the dramatic spontaneity and overzealousness of his verbal attacks, which are totally out of character,” he said.

He said that the senator’s actions might have suspiciously been induced by circumstances which defy immediate rational analysis and comprehension.

The matter has been referred to the State Disciplinary Committee to afford Sen. Nwaoboshi a fair hearing.

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It will also give him the opportunity to appear before it and defend himself over his recent utterances and actions against the party and its leadership in the state.

Mr Osuoza, however, urged party faithfuls to remain calm in face of these provocations and maintain the peace, maturity and harmony which have been and will continue to be the party’s hallmark.

Efforts to get the senator’s response over the alleged suspension proved abortive, as the media aide is yet to reply to our messages as at the time of filing this report.

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