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Fmr. Governor Nnamani appeals for calm amidst suspension, says party violated provisions of her constitution on fair hearing
Chetanne Chinelo, Enugu
The former governor of Enugu State and Senator representing Enugu East senatorial zone at the National Assembly, Chimaroke Nnamani, has called for calm among his supporters.
He made this known in a tweet on his verified Twitter handle, @ChimarokeNnamani, on Saturday, January 21, 2023.
He said he was rudely shocked to hear about his suspension especially since he was neither notified of any petition against him nor invited to any disciplinary committee hearing to be informed of the grounds that formed the decision of the National Working Committee, NWC, of the PDP to suspend him for what they called “anti-party activities”.
Suing for calm and asking his supporters to be law abiding, he stated he will “continue our campaign to a hopefully victorious conclusion”.
The tweet reads in full: “Earlier tonight, the National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) announced the decision of the National Working Committee (NWC) of PDP, suspending me from the party.
“I have since been inundated with telephone calls and messages from various persons, seeking my clarification on the matter.
“Just like every other person, the decision and announcement of my purported suspension from the PDP came to me as a rude shock and huge surprise.
“I was never at any time notified of any petition or complaint against me or informed of the grounds that formed the decision of the NWC of the PDP to suspend me from the party.
“I was also not invited to any meeting, proceeding or hearing of the NWC of the party where my supposed offence(s) was/were discussed. I was therefore not afforded the opportunity to make representations on my behalf at any meeting where the proposal and decision to suspend me from the party was made. My right to fair hearing was consequently violated against the clear provisions of the Constitution of the party, especially in disciplinary proceedings, more importantly, the superior constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
“I therefore, appeal to all of you to remain calm and law abiding, while we continue our campaign to a hopefully victorious conclusion. To God be the glory”.
Recall that the Peoples Democratic Party, in a statement on Friday, January 20, 2023, by the party’s spokesman, Debo Ologunagba, announced the suspension of Nnamani, saying the suspension is with immediate effect. Those suspended alongside him 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).
Ologunagba explained that the decision to suspend Nnamani was based on allegations of anti-party activities leveled against the ex-governor and was taken by the National Working Committee(NWC).
Lately, Nnamani has publicly expressed his support for Bola Tinubu, the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Recall that his name was at a time included as a member of APC Presidential Campaign Council but was later dropped.
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