By Ahmed Abubakar
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has indicated its intention to sanction the Ebonyi state chapter of the party over a purported publication of the outcome of the state’s ward congresses held recently.
PDP, which stated that the publication was done without prior notice to the national secretariat of the party, also warned other state chapters of the party to avoid making public, the outcome of results from the party’s primary elections across the states.
The party gave the warning at the weekend through a press statement signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh, and issued to Peoples Daily, that the attention of the national leadership of PDP has been drawn to an advertorial in a section of the media wherein some individuals purported to have released the result of the election of 3 man ad-hoc delegates for our primary elections in Ebonyi state.
According to the statement “The national leadership states categorically that only the National Working Committee (NWC), through the Office of the National Organizing Secretary, can release the result of the ward congresses for the election of 3 man ad-hoc delegate or any primary election conducted by our great party for that matter”.
It also stated “In this regard, the national leadership will thoroughly investigate this illegality and take prompt action against anybody who may have participated in it.
“Meanwhile, we want to state clearly to all our members in Ebonyi state that the national leadership has been notified of the resignation of the State Chairman of the party.
“Accordingly, in line with the PDP constitution and our earlier directives in other states, we expect the Ebonyi State Deputy Chairman, being the Acting State Chairman, to communicate to us on a date for a state congress for the election of a new chairman for Ebonyi state chapter of our great party”, the statement said.