The Delta Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) State Working Committee (SWC) on Wednesday slammed a one-month suspension on a senator from the state, Peter Nwaoboshi, over alleged anti-party activities.
Mr Nwaobishi is the PDP Senator representing Delta North District.
The suspension notice was contained in a statement from the party’s spokesperson in the state, Ifeanyi Osuoza.
Mr Osuoza said, “This action has become necessary against the backdrop of the recent romance with an opposition party, verbal recklessness and unprovoked utterances of Senator Nwaoboshi, particularly against the person of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa.
PDP SWC strongly viewed the senator’s actions as totally unacceptable, disturbing and unbecoming of a politician and party member of his stature.
The PDP SWC is in no doubt that the rash, unguarded, confused and heavily noxious and vitriolic attacks by Sen. Nwaoboshi, a serving senator and a very recent chairman of our great party, are potentially inimical to the peace and harmony of the party.
And it is tantamount to causing discord and disaffection among loyal party members.
The suspension, therefore, though obligatory, has sadly become imperative and inevitable, especially given the dramatic spontaneity and overzealousness of his verbal attacks, which are totally out of character,” he said.
He said the senator’s actions might have suspiciously been induced by circumstances which defy immediate rational analysis and comprehension.
“The matter has been referred to the State Disciplinary Committee to afford Senator Nwaoboshi a fair hearing.
It will also give him the opportunity to appear before it and defend himself over his recent utterances and actions against the party and its leadership in the state.
We urge all party faithful to remain calm in the face of these provocations and maintain the peace, maturity and harmony which have been and will continue to remain the hallmarks of our great party,” Mr Osuoza said.