Senator Peter Nwaoboshi (PDP, Delta North) Thursday faulted his suspension by the Delta State Working Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The leadership of the party in the state had suspended Nwaoboshi for alleged “anti-party activities, verbal recklessness and unprovoked utterances” against Governor Ifeanyi Okowa.
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Nwaoboshi, in a statement by his media aide, Philip Elueme, said he can only be suspended by the National Executive Council (NEC) of the party.
He asked his supporters and well-wishers to remain calm and watch this unfolding “political thriller with stoic equanimity!”
“Curiously and very authoritatively, the PDP 2017 constitution as amended, chapter 10, article 57(7) page 99 states categorically:
“Notwithstanding 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 NEC, deputy governors or members of the National Assembly provided that nothing in the constitution shall preclude or invalidate any complaint submitted through the…
“By these provisions, the State Working Committee has demonstrated complete undemocratic and anti-constitutional behaviour which has rendered their uncharitable pronunciation suspending me as null and void and of no consequence whatsoever,” he said.