The National Working Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party on Thursday suspended Senator Andy Uba and his brother, Chris Uba, Ejike Oguebego, Chief Benji Udeozor and Mrs. Tonia Nwankwu from the party for conducting a parallel state congress and the nomination of governorship candidate in Anambra State on Saturday.
The letter announcing the suspension and signed by the Acting National Secretary, Dr. Charles Akintoye stated:
“The NWC at its 353rd meeting held on Wednesday, 28th August, 2013 reviewed the happenings in Anambra PDP regarding the Anambra Primary election.
“It was noted that you organised a parallel state congress which was unauthorised by the party contrary to section 58 (1) a, b, c, f, h and j of the PDP constitution (2012 as amended).
“As a result of this, you were invited to meet with the NWC on Wednesday 28, August, 2013 for fair hearing, but you did not appear.
“In view of the seriousness of the issues involved, you are hereby suspended from the party and the case referred to the appropriate Disciplinary Committee for further necessary action.”