The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has suspended former Enugu State Governor, Senator Chimaroke Nnamani as a member of the party.
This was contained in a statement on Friday, January 20, 2023, by the party’s spokesman, Debo Ologunagba, saying the suspension is with immediate effect.
He explained that the decision to suspend Nnamani is based on allegations of anti-party activities levelled against the ex-governor and was taken by the National Working Committee(NWC).
Also suspended were Ayeni Funso (Ekiti north), Ajijola Lateef Oladimeji (Ekiti central), Emiola Adenike Jennifer (Ekiti south II), Ajayi Babatunde Samuel (Ekiti north II), Olayinka James Olalere (Ekiti central), Akerele Oluyinka (Ekiti north I), and Fayose Oluwajomiloju John (Ekiti central I).
“The National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has after a very extensive review and consideration of the affairs of our Party in the country, pursuant to the provisions of the PDP Constitution (as amended in 2017) approved the suspension of Senator Chimaroke Nnamani (Enugu State) and Chief Chris Ogbu (Imo State) with effect from today, Friday, January 20, 2023, over allegations of anti-party activities,” the statement reads.
“The PDP urges all leaders, critical stakeholders, and teeming members of our Party across the country to remain united and focused on the mission of our Party to Rescue, Rebuild and Redirect our nation from misrule.”
Lately, Nnamani, the lawmaker representing Enugu East senatorial district, has publicly expressed his support for Bola Tinubu, presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
PDP Senator, Chimaroke Nnamani Breaks Silence On Joining Tinubu’s Campaign Council
Chimaroke Nnamani, a Peoples Democratic Party, PDP senator, has described Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the presidential candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, as his “friend, brother, and colleague”.
Senator Nnamani stated this on Tuesday, September 27, while reacting to the question from a Twitter user, Henry Shield (@henryshield) on whether or not he is working for Tinubu.
Recall that the name of Nnamani, a serving senator representing Enugu East Senatorial District, was included in the 422-man list of the APC presidential campaign council.
Shield asked on Twitter:
“Now that former Governor @ChimarokeNamani and I have followed each other and watching Festus Keyamo’s answer to the question of the former governor’s inclusion in the APC Presidential List few days ago on Channels, I have to ask again, Your Excellency, are you working for Tinubu?”
In his reaction, Nnamani said he is a loyal member of the PDP and he is campaigning for his party.
The former governor of Enugu state said he has great respect for Tinubu, just as he accompanied his response with a short video of him opposing the social media bill on the floor of the Senate.
He wrote: “My dear Henry Shield Nwazuruahu. Thanks for following me and honoring follow4 follow policy. Democracy is a wonderful thing. I am a PDP member, PDP senatorial candidate. Loyal and campaigning for my party.
“HE Tinubu is my friend, brother, and colleague. I have great respect for him,his political antecedents, and strides in governance. And I am very proud and well pleased with him. Any body belly aching should go ….. himself.”