The Peoples Democratic Party on Thursday suspended Ifeanyi Ubah, its Anambra State gubernatorial aspirant, for one month over matters related to indiscipline.
Dayo Adeyeye, the PDP National Caretaker Committee Publicity Secretary, disclosed this while briefing newsmen at the party’s National Secretariat in Abuja.
Adeyeye also disclosed that the party had referred Ubah and Senator Buruji Kasamu, representing Ogun East Senatorial District, to the party’s Disciplinary Committee.
Adeyeye said the decision was reached by the party National Caretaker Committee in line with the PDP’s constitution.
He added: “This week, we had some disciplinary issues regarding the Anambra governorship primaries in which one of the aspirants, Ifeanyi Ubah, launched a major media attack against the leadership of the party.
“Ubah, who was not satisfied with the decision of the Governorship Appeal Panel, decided to launch rhetoric attack on the leadership of the party.
“He also launched an attack on those who were involved in the conduct of the primary.”
Adeyeye explained that the National Caretaker Committee took decision to issue him a query, asking him to retract the statement.
Ubah was also to offer apology to those who he disparaged by his remarks in the press, but he chose not to answer the query.
He said: “Of course the query was issued under relevant sections of the Constitution of the PDP, but he decided not to answer the query.
“Consequent upon which the National Caretaker Committee today (Thursday) decided to suspend him for a period of one month and to refer the matter to National Disciplinary Committee for further action.”
On Kashamu’s case, Adeyeye said he too was issued a query by the National Caretaker Committee some weeks ago over allegation of challenging the party decisions.
He said Kashamu in his reply to the query denied some of the allegations against him.
He added: “Consequent upon which the National Caretaker Committee decided to refer his case to the National Disciplinary Committee for further action too.
“The National Disciplinary Committee is expected to report its findings to us within the next two weeks.”
Adeyeye also disclosed that the party’s leadership had appointed the immediate past Legal Adviser of the party, Victor Kwon, as Legal Adviser to the PDP National Caretaker Committee Chairman, Senator Ahmed Makarfi.
When contacted, Ubah said he was yet to receive any query from the party leadership.
Ubah has said he is dragging the PDP to court over the Anambra State governorship primary election where he lost to Oseloka Obaze.
Also reacting to the development, Kashamu described the query issued to him as contemptuous of the order of the Federal High Court, Abuja issued on September 5, 2017.
He said the court in Suit No.FHC/ABJ/CS/732/2017 ordered that “all parties should desist from taking any further step or steps that may affect the respondents in this matter as previously made by Hon. Justice N. Dimgba on 10/8/2017”.
The party had earlier inaugurated a Caretaker Committee chaired by Tunde Akogun, former lawmaker for PDP in Oyo State.