BY SEGUN ADEBAYO, ABUJA – The National Working Committee (NWC) of the United Peoples Party (UPP) on Tuesday sacked the Anambra State Working Committee (SWC) after it announced the indefinite suspension of two governorship aspirants, Chief Osita Chidoka and Hon. Chudi Offodile.
The order sacking the Anambra UPP executives was announced through a statement signed by the party’s National Secretary, Alhaji Sadeeq Masalla.
According to the press statement made available to Forefront, “The National Working Committee (NWC) of our great Party in an extraordinary meeting today, Tuesday, 15th August 2017, at the National Secretariat, Abuja, considered the report of an unfortunate rebellion by some misguided members of the acting State Working Committee (SWC) of our Party in Anambra State which was carried out through a press conference addressed by Dr. Sylvester Igwilo, the acting State Chairman of the Party.
“The National Working Committee acting on behalf of the National Executive Committee (NEC) hereby dissolve with immediate effect the acting State Working Committee of the Party led by Dr. Sylvester Igwilo.
“Mr. Ifeanyi Okonkwo, a member of the Party from Nnobi Ward 1, Idemili South Local Government Area, Anambra State, is also suspended from being a member of the Party for his culpability in the unfolding acts of rebellion against the leadership of the Party.
“The Party shall put the necessary machinery in motion to get to the root of the rebellion with a view to identifying the actual culprits and their sponsors.
“We wish to assure loyal members of our Party in Anambra State that no member who is innocent of this rebellion will suffer any sanction.
“We assure the general public and members of our Party, especially the already published delegates to the Governorship Primary Election scheduled to hold in Awka, Anambra State on Saturday 19th August 2017, shall proceed unhindered.”