CLAIMANT to the office of the national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff yesterday nullified the clean bill of health issued to Chief Tony Anenih over alleged anti-party activities. The National Caretaker Committee had about two weeks ago cleared Chief Anenih of allegations of anti-party activities in Imo state during the 2015 general elections. The Caretaker Committee also restored Chief Anenih’s membership of the party’s Board of Trustees, BoT. Reacting to the decision of the Caretaker Committee, Modu Sheriff said in a statement signed by one Hon Bernard Mikko that Chief Anenih will not be readmitted into the BoT unless due process is followed. According to Modu Sheriff, “Party members and loyalists will recall that the National Working Committee (NWC) issued a query to Chief Tony Anenih in April 2015 as part of disciplinary procedures for his anti party activities in Imo state during the 2015 General elections in line with Article 57(4) of the PDP Constitution 2012 (as amended). Chief Anenih did not respond to the query but chose to tender a letter of resignation as BoT member. Up till date, the query remains unanswered and his resignation remains valid. “Any effort to re-admit the chief will have to follow due process which is well known to all party members . If the chief is desirous of returning as member of the BoT, he should re-apply to the party, with his response to the pending query for consideration. Party members are hereby assured that no individual or group will be prejudiced in the enforcement of discipline and the application of the rule of law.” Before the emergence of Modu Sheriff the then National Working Committee, NWC, of the party had accused Anenih of anti-party activities in Imo State during the last presidential and state elections and in a letter dated May 19, 2015, signed by then PDP National Secretary, Prof. Wale Oladipo, requested him to appear before it, a summon which he shunned before he voluntarily relinquished the BoT chairmanship position. But, the Senator Ahmed Makarfi-led National Caretaker Committee, in a letter dated July 22, and addressed to Anenih, informed him of the party’s withdrawal of the summon notice. The letter, signed by the
Secretary to the committee, Senator Ben Obi, read in part: “With a view, to finally clearing all issues relating to this matter and based on your request to meet with the current Caretaker Committee, and the agreed meeting which took place on July 13, 2016, the Committee Chairman, Senator Ahmed Makarfi, wishes to thank you for appearing before it to finally clear all issues relating to this matter. “Having heard from you, and made some consultations, the Caretaker Committee has reviewed the whole episode and decided to withdraw the said letter from and by the defunct National Working Committee.” Anenih, who commended the PDP National Caretaker Committee for its steps to correct the injustice meted to me by the immediate past NWC, said it was “a consequence of this blatant unfairness and other similarly disappointing developments following the loss of our party in the presidential election, that I was compelled to resign from office by the leadership of the party.” He also commended the committee for giving him the opportunity to explain himself with respect to the issue as well as the process it has embarked upon to reposition the party.

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  • Kangaroo

    This is what happens whe you allow a mad man into your house. This guy was expelled by from the APC Tinubu and you did not just gladly received him but made him your King. What else do you expect? Have a nice day.