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Chimaroke reacts to suspension by PDP

A Former Governor of Enugu state and Senator Representing Enugu East in the Senate, Dr. Chimaroke Nnamani says he was not given a right of fair hearing before he was suspended.

Reacting to his suspension by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Working Committee over alleged anti party activities, Senator Nnamani in a statement, maintained that the action came to him as a rude shock as no one notified him of any petition or complaint against him.

He stated, “ I was never at anytime notified of any petition or complaint against me or informed of the grounds that formed the decision of the NWC of the PDP to suspend me from the party.

“I was not also invited to any meeting , proceeding or hearing of the NWC of the party where my supposed offence (s) was discussed. I was therefore, not afforded the opportunity to make representations on my behalf at any meeting where the proposal and decision to suspend me from the party was made.

“My right to fair hearing was consequently violated against the clear provisions of the constitution of the party , especially in disciplinary proceedings. More importantly, the superior constitution of the federal republic of Nigeria.

“ I therefore, appeal to all of you to remain calm and law abiding, while we continue our campaign to a hopefully victorious conclusion”.

Senator Nnamani, thanked his constituents, the Ebeano political family, the people of Enugu state and other Nigerians for their support and solidarity, “I’m overwhelmed by the outpouring of love and solidarity to me across the length and breadth of Nigeria and even across the political divide since the suspension was announced“.

Senator Chimaroke Nnamani, who is the Chairman, Senate Committee on Cooperation and Integration in Africa as well as NEPAD, assured his constituents and Nigerians in general that his political career was alive and unshaken.

He assured of his continue support and determination to provide the needed leadership that will facilitate the delivery of dividends of democracy to his people.

Writing by Victorson Agbenson; Editing by Julian Osamoto