Saturday, August 31, 2013
‘Amaechi remains suspended’
Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, remains suspended from the pay.
The party also said it recognises Mr. Tony Nwoye as its governorship
candidate for the November 16 governorship election in Anambra State.
Acting National Secretary of the party, Dr. Charles Akitoye, stated
this while speaking at the mini convention of the party.
Akitoye, who was giving the secretariat report since he assumed
office on June 20 following the resignation of some members of the
National Working Committee of the party, insisted that discipline must
be maintained in the party.
He said, "Governor Rotimi Amaechi was suspended due to anti-party
activities and the suspension subsists. We have to maintain discipline
in the party if we must move forward."
On Anambra State, he said the governorship primary that produced Nwoye
was the one recognised by the party.
He said the parallel primary, which was conducted by Mr. Ejike
Oguebego , was not known to the party.
The unrecognised primary produced Sen. Andy Uba as the party's flag
bearer for the election.
Akitoye said the party was unable to elect a substantive national
secretary due to the court case, which he said stopped the party from
He also said because of the case, it was not possible to elect
officers of the party from the zone and therefore, only statutory
delegates from the zone voted at the convention.