By Ebitonye Akpodigha
Chairman of the Kogi State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr Sam Uhuoto, has been suspended by members of the executive.
Mr Uhuoto was asked to step aside on Thursday in a letter addressed to him, which was signed by 30 members of the state’s party exco.
It was alleged that Mr Uhuoto violated provisions of Chapter 10, Section 58 (1a, b, c, d and h) of the PDP’s constitution.
The letter read in part, “The state executive committee of the party wishes to bring to your notice that we no longer have confidence in your ability to lead and carry the party to its desired destination due to your constant and deliberate violations of the provisions of our party constitution.
“You have deliberately refused to pass any information to the members of the state executive committee, which has led to lack of party activities in the state, local and ward levels. The party, as it is today in the state under your leadership, has remained stagnant.
“You have constituted yourself into a one-man executive, where you take and implement decisions without following the laid down provisions of the party.
“After the loss of the party in most of the elections, you didn’t deem it fit to call for meetings to discuss the supplementary election to make the party strategise for those elections and how assistance can be rendered to our various candidates involved in these elections.”
According to information gathered, members of the party’s state chapter took this decision at a meeting held at the secretariat of the party in Lokoja, the state capital.