Senator Peter Nwaoboshi has reacted to his purported suspension by the Delta State Working Committee of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
The State PDP leadership hinged Nwaoboshi’s suspension on his alleged “anti-party activities, verbal recklessness and unprovoked utterances against the governor of the state, Ifeanyi Okowa.”
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While reacting, the Senator Representing Delta North stated that as a Federal lawmaker, it is only the National Executive of the Party that can suspend him.
“This irrational, laughable, illegal and unconstitutional action of this bunch of alarmingly, anti democratic forces masquarading as the State Working Committee is against the principles of fair hearing – Audi Alteram Paten – as enshrined in the Nigerian constitution, a document that superceeds all other documents.”
“Curiously and very authoritatively, the PDP 2017 constitution As amended, chapter 10, article 57(7) page 99 states categorically:
” Not withstanding any other provision relating to discipline, no Executive Committee at any level, except the National Executive Committee, shall entertain any question of discipline as may relate or concern a member of the National Executive committee, Deputy Governors or members of the National Assembly provided that nothing in the constitution shall preclude or invalidate any complain submitted through the…
“By these provisions, the State Working Committee has demonstrated complete undemocratic and anti constitutional behavior which has rendered their uncharitable pronounceattion suspending Spon, purpotedly as null and void and of no consequence whatsoever.
“In the light of the above abysmal development, Spon wishes to use this medium to beseech all his teaming supporters, loyalists and numerous party faithful, in Delta State and beyond to remain calm in the face of this latest, ridiculously irrational charade and unbecoming action by anti democratic, ‘gestapo – fascists’ and forces of darkness, masquerading as Party officials who, unfortunately, are teleguided, sheepishly and ‘remote controlled’ by the usual embattled suspect in Government house, Asaba!
“Spon wishes to use this medium to reassure all his numerous supporters and well wishers to remain calm and watch this unfolding political thriller with stoic equanimity!” he said in a statement signed by his media aide, Philip Elueme .