Senator Chimaroke Nnamani representing Enugu East Senatorial zone in the National Assembly has been expelled by the Peoples Democratic Party for anti-party activities.
Nnamani, a former governor of Enugu State, is the candidate of the PDP in the 2023 senatorial election for Enugu East.
Nnamani’s expulsion was contained in a statement by PDP’s national publicity Secretary, Hon Debo Ologunagba.
Also expelled is Mr Fayose Oluwajomiloju John (Ekiti Central I), son of the former governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose.
They were accused of campaigning for the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress in the 2023 general elections, Senator Bola Tinubu.
Ologunagba’s statement read, “The National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at its 566th meeting today, Friday, February 10, 2023, approved the expulsion of the following individuals from the party for anti-party activities and other grave offences in violation of the constitution of the PDP (as amended in 2017).
“Those expelled from the party are Senator Chimaroke Nnamani (Enugu State), Hon Chris Ogbu (Imo State), Ajijola Lateef Oladimeji (Ekiti Central), Olayinka James Olalere (Ekiti Central II), Fayose Oluwajomiloju John (Ekiti Central I), Akerele Oluyinka (Ekiti North I), and Emiola Adenike Jennifer (Ekiti South II).
“The expulsion takes effect from today, Friday, February 10, 2023.
“The decision of the NWC is sequel to the recommendation of the National Disciplinary Committee and pursuant to Sections 58 and 59 (1)(g) of the PDP Constitution (as amended in 2017).
“The PDP charges all members of our party across the country to remain united and focused on the mission of our party to Rescue, Rebuild and Redirect our nation from misrule.”
Senator Nnamani is yet to react to the development.