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PDP denies suspending Akwa Ibom gov candidate

The Peoples Democratic Party PDP has distanced itself from the purported letter of suspension of its Governorship Candidate in Akwa Ibom, Pastor Umo Eno.

The party in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr Debo Ologunagba in Abuja, says that Pastor Eno remained the party’s candidate in the March election.

Mr Ologunagba said the attention of the National Working Committee (NWC) of the PDP has been drawn to a fake letter purported to have been signed by him claiming that our Governorship Candidate in Akwa Ibom State, Eno has been suspended from the Party.

He noted that Eno remains the party’s governorship candidate in Akwa Ibom State for the 2023 general elections, and the candidates have not been suspended from the Party.

According to him, NWC did not at any time hold any emergency meeting on any matter or issue any letter to Eno on any matter whatsoever.

Mr. Ologungba explained that 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.

He condemns the fake letter which is the handiwork of enemies of our party whose aim is to cause disaffection and disunity in our Party in Akwa Ibom State, urging Nigerians, particularly PDP members and supporters in Akwa Ibom state, to disregard the said fake letter as Eno was never suspended from the party.

He said that the party’s NWC had already started investigation into those behind the malicious letter.

Reporting By Victorson Agbenson;Editing By Marian Benjamin & Daniel Adejo