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Anambra Election: PDP Suspends Former Chairman

The crisis in the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the state has deepened less than two months to the November 16 governorship election in Anambra.

The national disciplinary committee of the party on Thursday suspended the former Anambra State chairman of the party, Ken Emeakayi for four years over “indiscipline.”

Mr. Emeakayi was sanctioned in a letter signed by the head of the disciplinary committee of the party, wrongly dated September 26 instead of September 28.

The committee headed by Tom Ikimi said Mr. Emeakayi is also stripped of all legitimate privileges of a party member while serving the punishment


The committee met on Thursday and reviewed the written and oral presentation of Mr. Emeakayi including the numerous documents submitted with respect to the allegations of disobedience to party directives levelled against before handing out the punishment.

A statement issued by the party also noted that the committee ”further considered the provision of the constitution of the party and found Ken to have committed infraction against the provisions of section 58 (1), (b), (c) and (h) of the PDP’s constitution.”

”The national disciplinary committee agreed accordingly to suspend Ken as a member of the party for a period of four years starting from Thursday, September 28, 2017, to 27th September 2021. With effect, Mr Ken has lost his membership of the party together with all rights and privileges,” the statement said.

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