PDP reinstates sacked state chairman

The Abia state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has reinstated its sacked chairman, Chief Johnson Onuigbo.

Onuigbo was last week sacked for allegedly exhibiting lack of transparency and accountability.

Nine members of the State Working Committee, SWC, of the party met and issued a communiqué that suspended Onuigbo as the chairman.

The committee replaced the chairman with his vice, Chief Chima Onyegbu.

The SWC accused Onuigbo of lack of transparency and accountability and illegal acquisition of wealth at the detriment of the party.

However, the leadership of the state chapter of the party state said the issues surrounding Onuigbo’s sack have been amicably resolved, the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, reports.

The Abia North zonal chairman of the party, Chief Matthew Ibe announced the reinstatement of Onuigbo while addressing NAN.

“We hereby withdraw the communique,” Ibe, who was a former member of the Abia House of Assembly, said.

He gave assurance that further steps would be taken to retract the allegations against the chairman in writing.

Speaking after his reinstatement, Onuigbo attributed the disagreement to ‘devil’, saying it was designed by the enemy to disrupt the peace and cause distraction in the party.

He said, “It is my pleasure to inform you that Abia PDP has resolved its differences amicably. PDP is one family and a peace-loving party, where everybody wants to belong. We are intact and there is no division in the party.”

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