The Imo state chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Charles Ugwu, has been suspended due to allegations of gross misconduct and insubordination.
The suspension, effective immediately, was officially declared in a statement released by Njaba Duruiheoma, the party’s state secretary.
The motion to suspend Charles Ugwu was set into motion by Emeka Alihe, the PDP chairman of Ohaji Egbema LGA, and seconded by Godspower Apollos, chairman of the party in Owerri municipal.
This decision gained widespread support, with chairpersons from at least 18 other Local Government Areas (LGAs) and members of the State Executive Committee (SEC) backing the move since October 24.
Alice, who initiated the motion in October, accused the suspended chairman of neglecting to convene a meeting of the state working committee, a violation of section 21 (3) of the party’s constitution.
Furthermore, the suspended chairman was criticized for not attending the thank-you tours led by the party’s governorship candidate, Senator Samuel Anyanwu, across the 27 LGAs of Imo state. Emeka Alihe emphasized that this absence was contrary to the party’s constitution.
In the wake of Charles Ugwu’s suspension, Chidi Dike, the PDP chairman of Okigwe LGA, has been appointed as the interim chairman of the party in Imo state, stepping in to navigate the party through this challenging period.