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Anambra Elections: UPP suspends Chidoka, Offodile, indefinitely

The United Peoples Party, UPP, has suspended the former Minister of Aviation, Osita Chidoka, a former member of the House of Representatives, Chudi Ofodile, both governorship candidates for Anambra, the National Treasurer of the party, Flint Obiekwe and Nwabueze Anyichie, its Deputy National Secretary. The four men were suspended for allegedly indulging in anti-party activities aimed at undermining the authority of the state executive.

A statement read to journalists at the party’s secretariat in Awka by its spokesman, Chief Uche Amaku said that the four were suspended indefinitely.

Handing out the indefinite suspension in the state office, the state Chairman of the party, Dr. Sylvester Igwilo said that the grounds for their indefinite suspension include, breach of article 7 paragraph (B) of the registered constitution of thr UPP, non production and submission of any documentary evidence that he resigned his membership of the PDP.

The aspirants were also accused of, “Introduncing money politics of inducing members with cash donation which tends to bring the image of the party into disrepute and ridicule.

“Going to Abuja to deposit illegal sum of N5,000,000.00 (Five million Naira) without the constant and approval of the state executive committee.

“Appearing for a purported screening without the approval and authority of the state executive committee, outside the provision in the party constitution (Article 16 d).”

The state Executive also accused the two aspirants of flouting the Electoral Act, 2010 as amended by using their personal picture to brand their car instead of using party logo.

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