SUSPENSION OF BAYELSA PDP CHAIRMAN: WE HAVE BEEN VINDICATED…. PDP STATE SECRETARY
The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Bayelsa State says, it has been vindicated by the decision of an Abuja High Court ordering Retired Col. Sam Inokoba from parading himself as the State Chairman of the party.
In a statement in Yenagoa, the Secretary of the State Working Committee, SWC, of the PDP, Mr. Keku Godspower, noted that, the decision of the court has justified the action of the SWC to suspend Retired Col. Inokoba, over allegations of incompetence and ineptitude, including acts of financial impropriety in the alleged diversion of N70million donated to the party by the Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Allison-Madueke for the Bayelsa Presidential rally.
He was alleged to have pocketed N40 million and presented only N30 million to the PDP State Working Committee, which later discovered that, he actually received the sum of N70 million from the Petroleum Resources Minister.
It was further alleged that, angered by his suspension, he worked against his own Assembly candidate, Hon. Tonye Isenah of the PDP in the State Assembly polls, which is a clear case of an anti party activity.
While major stakeholders of the PDP in the Bayelsa State, are calling for the outright sacking of the suspended Chairman from his position and the party, Mr. Godspower Keku advised him to go and defend himself before the disciplinary committee over his alleged anti party activities, stressing that, erring members are going be disciplined to serve as a deterrent to others.