Ebonyi State chapter of the Progressive Peoples Alliance, PPA, yesterday faulted the last national convention of the party held at Lokoja, Kogi State.
In a statement issued in Abakaliki by the state chairman of the party, Prince Samuel Udeogu, he alleged that the conduct of the last national convention was a gross violation of the constitutional provisions of the party for such exercise.
Udeogu, who argued that the exercise took place without the conduct of state congresses, threatened to fish out for prosecution in accordance with the law, officials of Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, who participated in the exercise.
He further described those behind the purported exercise as “power hungry, insistent and dictatorial in their ambition, adding that the matter would soon be taken to court afterthe outcome of a high powered meeting of the party.
The statement read in part: “One can’t just summon a meeting of the National Working Committee, NWC, on Friday and inform them that there will be a national convention of the party on Monday without following the formal process as contained in the constitution of the party.
“The constitution of the PPA is very clear on how a national convention could be summoned; article 10 G (a), (b), (c), and (d) empowers National Executive Committee and not the National Working Committee of PPA to summon the national convention and prepare it agenda.
“It is obvious that relevant provisions of the party constitution have been grossly abused and we have therefore, instructed our counsel to file papers at the Federal High court, Abuja pending our next meeting to select National Officers of the party to manage its affairs till a proper National convention is conducted.”

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