Abia PDP may sus­pend Ogah, oth­ers

Daily Trust - - STRANGE STORIES - From Li­nus Ef­fiong, Umuahia

Stake­hold­ers of the PDP from Umuahia North Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment Area of Abia are plan­ning to sus­pend one of their mem­bers, Dr. Uchechukwu Samp­son Ogah, who is chal­leng­ing Gover­nor Okezie Ik­peazu at the courts.

The PDP chief­tains, led by the state chair­man of the party, Chief John­son Oni­ugbo, said Ogah and his sup­port­ers would be pun­ished for not ex­haust­ing in­ter­nal mech­a­nisms of the party to seek re­dress.

Leader of the del­e­ga­tion from Umuahia North, Pro­fes­sor Joshua Chim­goziere Og­bon­naya, who stated this at the ban­quet hall of the gov­ern­ment house, in Umuahia, dur­ing a sol­i­dar­ity visit to Gover­nor Ik­peazu, said guide­lines of the PDP would be used to pun­ish erring mem­bers.

He said those who claimed to be sup­port­ing Ogah in the pages of news­pa­pers were not mem­bers of the Abia State Coun­cil of El­ders.

He noted that the chief­tains were at the gov­ern­ment house to dis­tance them­selves from the clam­our for Ogah to be sworn in as gover­nor, say­ing the call was di­ver­sion­ary and re­bel­lious.

He added that though the ag­i­ta­tors took part in the party pri­mary, they should have pe­ti­tioned the party over their griev­ances.

“We would sanc­tion them within the lim­its of the con­sti­tu­tion of the PDP,” he said.

Re­spond­ing, Gover­nor Ik­peazu said: “Though there are rene­gades, there is no di­vi­sion in the PDP in Abia State.”

He said the ag­i­ta­tions by Ogah and Bar­ris­ter Fri­day Nwosu, another PDP as­pi­rant who wanted to be sworn in as gover­nor, “were not for jus­tice and eq­uity upon which their found­ing fathers worked for the cre­ation of Abia State.”

“Some of them will be tried for trea­son; one of the ag­i­ta­tors did not get the sup­port of his peo­ple. He is in al­liance with some peo­ple from Anam­bra State,” Ik­peazu said.

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