PDP speaks on ‘suspended’ governorship candidate 

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has disclosed that Pastor Umo Bassey Eno remained its Akwa Ibom State Governorship candidate.

The National Working Committee (NWC) of PDP has described a letter purportedly signed by the National Publicity Secretary, Hon. Debo Ologunagba as mischievous.

PDP in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Ologunagba, Sunday, said Eno is not suspended from the party and the NWC has no contemplation in that regard, adding that there are no issues whatsoever to warrant such. 

“Contrary to the claims in the fake letter, the NWC did not at any time hold any emergency meeting on any matter related to our governorship candidate in Akwa Ibom state. Also, the National Publicity Secretary did not at any time issue any letter to Pastor Eno on any matter whatsoever.

“Moreover, there is no issue of violation of rules around our governorship candidate in Akwa Ibom state either at the ward, state or national level to warrant any meeting of the NWC or any organ of our party at any level on him in that regard.

“The PDP therefore in very strong terms condemns the said fake letter which is clearly the handiwork of enemies of our party whose aim is to cause disaffection and disunity in our Party in Akwa Ibom State. 

“Our party urges Nigerians, particularly our teeming members and supporters in Akwa Ibom state to disregard the said fake letter as Pastor Umo Eno is not, and was never suspended from the party.

“The NWC has already commenced investigation into those behind the malicious letter and will take very firm legal and punitive actions against any individual found culpable in accordance with the law as well as the constitution of the PDP”, he said.

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