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PDP Crisis: Nnamani challenges NWC, G-5 govs, others to walk a tightrope

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PDP Crisis: Nnamani challenges NWC, G-5 govs, others to walk a tightrope

Apart from Wike, the party’s other four members are running for office. While Governors Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi (Enugu), Okezie Ikpeazu (Abia), and Samuel Ortom (Benue) are running for PDP senatorial seats, Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State is seeking re-election.

This is said to be the reason they have yet to openly declare their support for a presidential candidate other than PDP candidate Atiku Abubakar. They are split between Tinubu and Labour Party leader Peter Obi.

They are afraid that openly supporting another Presidential candidate will enrage their party’s leadership and derail their ambition.

But on his part, it was observed that Nnamani, leader of the Ebeano political dynasty has true to his words gone full-blown in his campaign for Tinubu.

Unlike his previous posts in the past where he did subtle marketing of the APC Presidential candidate, he has now launched posters, containing his picture, side by side with that of Tinubu, drumming support for the APC candidate.

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A few minutes later, he followed it up with a video imaging for Tinubu campaign.

He was also said to have met with his supporters over the weekend, where he told them there was no going back on his stand.

There have been controversies ever since his suspension was announced, with opinions divided on whether or not his candidature has now been invalidated.

Quoting the party’s constitution, a top member of the PDP in Enugu State said the NWC was right in its decision.

He said, “let me take you to the Constitution of the PDP, Chapter 10, Article 3, which deals with disciplinary action against members. It states that: ‘The Working Committee at any level of the Party and the Executive committee (at the ward level) may, after preliminary hearings, suspend a member from the party for a period not exceeding one month, during which period, the member so suspended shall lose his right to contest any election and shall be referred to the appropriate Disciplinary Committee.’

“The provision is as clear as air. What it means is that the party can suspend without inviting the member. It is only at the level of expulsion that a fair hearing comes in.

“But whether it is suspension or expulsion, you lose your rights as a member, including the right to contest any election, it is in black and white.”

The party chieftain, however, wondered why Nnamani should be singled out whereas the Speaker of the Enugu State House of Assembly, Hon. Edward Ubosi also appeared in the APC Presidential campaign.

“To me, the Speaker’s offense is even more grievous because nobody has ever seen Senator Nnamani in any of APC’s campaigns. But the Speaker was in Ebonyi State,” the party source said further in confidence.

Some analysts have referred to the case of Senator Ishaku Abbo of Adamawa State.

It could be recalled that a Yola High Court, presided over by Justice Mohammed Danladi, had sacked Senator Abbo as the APC Senatorial candidate for Adamawa North senatorial zone for this year’s election.

The court sacked Senator Abbo on the ground that he was expelled from the party by his ward in Mubi North Local Government Area of Adamawa.

The court also averred that Senator Abbo is not entitled to enjoy any right or privilege accorded to APC members.

PDP Crisis: Nnamani challenges NWC, G-5 govs, others to walk a tightrope

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