Anxiety has enveloped members of the Anambra State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party over the sudden suspension of Chief Chris Uba and Chief Linus Ukachukwu, from the party.
They were suspended for allegedly attempting to destroy the party, among others.
The suspension of the duo was announced after the party State Executive Council (EXCO) on Saturday, April 2, 2022.
According to a letter addressed to the national chairman of the party, Dr. Iyorchia Ayu, titled ‘Suspension of Chief Chris Uba and Chief Linus Ukachukwu from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the Anambra State Chapter’ accused Uba and Ukachukwu of alleged unimaginable damages to the electoral fortunes and stability of the party.
The letter was signed by the Acting Chairman of the party in the state, Okey Asolo and the Publicity Secretary, Nnamdi Nwangwu.
“Arising from our Executive Committee meeting held on 2nd day of April, 2022 at the Party Secretariat, Udoka Housing Estate, Awka and having thoroughly ex-rayed the problems of the Party and activities in respect of the forthcoming 2023 general elections;
On further evaluation of the Party’s electoral misfortunes in recent part vis-a-vis the anti-party activities, abuse of privileges of the above party members, who had previously caused unimaginable damages to the electoral fortunes and stability of our great Party;
“Having satisfied that these characters are hell-bent on destroying the Party further by conspiring to turn the Party into the agent of the ruling governments through a very wicked and crooked manner;
“Having considered that this was how they scuttled the chances of our great Party (PDP) in the 2017 Governorship election, 2019 general elections where PDP failed woefully in the Senatorial and other elections in the constituencies where the above dramatis personae come from and most recently the 2021 gubernatorial election in Anambra State where they created factions within the Party and eventually produced a parallel governorship candidate and instituted several court actions against the Party in flagrant neglect of the Party’s Constitutional provisions;
“Interestingly, as the 2023 general elections draw closer, these dramatis personae are at it again as they presently work in concert with other political parties to ensure that PDP goes into extinction in Anambra State as evidenced in their recent court actions;
“The consequence of the above negative intents is that if they are allowed, PDP may not field candidates in the 2023 general elections as they have vowed to accomplish. And to forestall their evil plans and that of their agents, the Executive Committee of Anambra State PDP in our meeting 2nd day of April, 2022 resolved to wit; 1) That the Peoples Democratic Party is a dominant political party in Anambra State and therefore cannot be left at the wimps and caprices of few individuals.
“Considering the fact that if the activities of these political merchants are not tackled headlong and appropriate sanction meted out as enshrined in the Constitution of our great Party PDP, these people will continue to have their way in holding the Anambra State chapter of PDP hostage.”
“That pursuant to sections 58(1) a-m and 59 of the Constitution of PDP 2017 as amended, Chief Christian Uba and Chief Linus Ukachukwu are hereby suspended from the Party PDP Anambra State for a period of 30-days with effect from 2nd day of April 2022.”
“Finally, consequent on the above Executive Committee resolution, both Chief Chris Uba and Chief Linus Ukachukwu will be referred to the Disciplinary Committee for further investigations and all necessary actions.”