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PDP suspends Ifeanyi Ubah, Kashamu under close watch | “I’m ready for them”-Ubah

The National Caretaker Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party has suspended Ifeanyi Ubah for alleged anti-party activities.

Ubah was accused of disparaging national officers of the party and those that conducted the Anambra State governorship primary.

It’s alleged that Ubah ignored the party’s query earlier sent to him.

PDP’s spokesman Prince Dayo Adeyeye made the position of the party known at a press briefing in Abuja Thursday, September 21, 2017.

Chief Tom Ikimi is chair of the party’s disciplinary committee.

Adeyeye said, “This week, we had some disciplinary issues regarding the Anambra governorship primaries, in which one of the aspirants had launched a major attack against the leadership of the party in the media.

“I’m talking of Mr. Ifeanyi Ubah, who not being satisfied with the decision of the Governorship Appeal Panel, decided to launch a vitriolic attack on the leadership of the party and those involved in the conduct of the primary.

“The NCC took a decision to issue him a query, asking him to retract the statement and to offer apology to those who have been disparaged by his remarks in the press.”

He added, “He chose not to answer the query. Of course, the query was issued under the relevant sections of the constitution of the PDP.

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“But he decided not to answer the query; consequent upon which the NCC today (Thursday) decided to suspend him for a period of one month and to refer the matter to the National Disciplinary Committee for further necessary action.”

Ubah denies receipt of PDP query

In contrast, Senator Ubah has denied receipt of his party’s query by calling on the leadership of the party to show evidence.

“Let them show proof of the query they said they had given me. At least, someone would have received it. Ask them to show you who received the query.

“Let them query me; I’m also ready to ask them some questions.  I have the right to be aggrieved. But I’m ready to fight my own cause.

“Let them bring the query.  Let them sack me. I’m ready for them.  I’m even ready to sack them.”

PDP also queries Kashamu

Another senator representing Ogun East Senatorial district, Senator Buruji Kashamu, has been queried for his activities in the South-West zone of the party by the same disciplinary committee.

Kashamu was said to have accordingly replied to the PDP query unlike Ubah, who snubbed and threatened to “take on” the party.

Prince Adeyeye said, “He (Kashamu) too was issued a query by the NCC some weeks ago. In his own case, he replied the query and denied some of the allegations made against him and basically said that he was not responsible for some of those things he was accused of, consequent upon which the National Caretaker Committee also took a decision to refer his case to the National Disciplinary Committee for further necessary action.”

Kashamu in his reply writes, “I wish to unequivocally assert that I never reported any of these people to the police nor do I have course to instigate the police against them.

“Let me quickly add that the issuance of the query is contemptuous of the order of the court made on the 5th of September, 2017 by the Federal High Court, Abuja in Suit No.FHC/ABJ/CS/732/2017 wherein the court ordered that, ‘all parties are hereby ordered to desist from taking any further step or steps that may affect the Res in this matter as previously made by Hon. Justice N. Dimgba on 10/8/2017’

“I am extremely shocked by the content of your letter to the effect that I instigated the police to arrest and prefer criminal charges against certain party members whose names were mentioned in your letter.

“This is more so because the issues raised in the letter practically have no direct bearing to me except to the extent that I am the leader and highest PDP political office holder in Ogun State.”

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