From: Nosa Akenzua, Asaba
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Delta State, has expressed deep displeasure and serious concern over the attitude of the member representing Sapele Constituency in the Delta State House of Assembly, Chief (Hon.) Felix Anirah, especially his use of provocative language and inciting vituperations in recent times, on party matters.
The Delta PDP in a statement signed by its publicity Secretary, Ifeanyi Michael Osuazua, a copy made available to Journalists in Asaba, wishes to call Chief Anirah to order and inform him that his actions and attacks in relation to the internal affairs of the party, were not only hostile and confrontational but are now totally unacceptable, as the PDP views them to be in complete disregard of the established structures and laid down appropriate channels for aggrieved and respectable members of the party to follow, in seeking clarification or redress on issues.
The party noted with dismay, that Chief Anirah has not followed the party rules but has instead, set out on a most ignoble journey of disparaging party members with whom he has personal grievance(s) on social media and other media channels. This is indecorous and he is urged to either restrain himself forthwith
from any further untoward act or inflammatory comments or face disciplinary action.
As a party man, a political figure and public officer, Chief Anirah is very much aware that the Constitution of the party is the ultimate document which defines, directs and resolves all party matters and as such, should know better by subscribing and submiting himself to tenets of our constitution and comporting himself with greater decency and decorum in his public activities.
The party therefore states categorically that, in line with our constitution, Chief Anirah and indeed any other recognized members of the party, has the right to aspire, desire and contest for any position or office in the party executive at any level, but the Constitution also clearly stipulates the processes through which the election of officers in the party shall be conducted.
The Constitution also states unequivocally that disciplinary measures will be applied when party members, by their actions or otherwise, infringe on the rights, intimidate or disparage other interested aspirants or contestants from aspiring to the same positions and the party will not hesitate to invoke disciplinary action on any member who violates the Constitution either by verbal subterfuge, unnecessary intimidation or irresponsible provocation.