Members of the Imo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), have suspended the party’s chairman in the state, Charles Ugwu.
Naija News understands Ugwu was suspended based on allegations of anti-party activities and a vote of no confidence passed against him.
His suspension followed a motion moved by the PDP chairman of Ohaji Egbema local government area and Chairman of all PDP Chairmen in the State, Hon Emeka Alihe and seconded by the PDP Chairman of Owerri Municipal, Hon Godspower Apollos which was subsequently adopted by no fewer than 18 other Local Government Chairmen as well as members of the State Executive Committee (SEC).
Following Ugwu’s suspension, the zonal Chairman of the PDP in Okigwe zone, Chidi Dike, was appointed as the interim state chairman of the party.
His suspension was conveyed in a resolution, titled: “Majority resolution of members of the State Executive Committee of Peoples Democratic Party, Imo State Chapter at its meeting held on October 24, 2023,” signed by signed by Imo Secretary of the party, Hon Njaba Duruiheoma.
It reads: “Hon. Emeka Alihe, introducing the motion calling for the immediate suspension of Engr. Charles Ugwu from office drew the State Executive Committee’s attention to the fact that he has it on good authority that since August, 2023, Engr. Charles Ugwu has failed to summon a meeting of the State Working Committee contrary to the provisions of S. 21 (3) of the Party Constitution.”
“He also states that Engr. Charles Ugwu without any reason or justifiable reason failed to attend any of the thank you tours embarked upon by the Governorship candidate of the party to the 27 LGAs of Imo State including that of Owerri Municipal Council that was done at the State Secretariat of this party contrary to S. 58(i) (e) of the Party Constitution notwithstanding that he was duly notified of the tour.”
“He went on to draw the committee’s attention to the fact that Engr. Charles Ugwu despite due information by the state Campaign Council has failed to attend any of the Local Government campaign rallies embarked on so far by the party contrary to S. 58(i) (e) of the Party Constitution.”
Meanwhile, Imo PDP publicity secretary, Emenike Nmeregini, told the Nation on Tuesday that the state executive Council and other stakeholders would meet for a final decision on the matter before further statements can be made.