Senator Peter Nwaoboshi, who represents Delta North Senatorial District in the National Assembly, has been suspended by the Delta State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party’s State Working Committee (SWC) (PDP).
The senator was accused of anti-party activities in a statement issued on Wednesday, June 23 by the party’s Delta State spokesperson, Ifeanyi Osuoza.
Senator Nwaoboshi’s suspension is expected to be for one month.
According to the party, there is no doubt that Senator Nwaoboshi’s attacks, as a serving Senator and the Party’s most recent Chairman, are particularly toxic to the Party’s peace and harmony, and amount to causing discord and disaffection among loyal Party members.
The statement read;
“The State Working Committee of the Delta State Chapter of the PDP, rising from an emergency meeting, suspended the Senator representing Delta North Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Senator Peter Nwaoboshi, for a period of one month.
“This action has become necessary against the backdrop of the recent romance with an opposition Party, verbal recklessness, and unprovoked utterances of Senator Peter Nwaoboshi, particularly against the person of His Excellency, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, the Executive Governor of Delta State, which the PDP State Working Committee views strongly as totally unacceptable, disturbing and unbecoming of a politician and party member of his stature.
“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 and may have suspiciously been induced by circumstances which defy immediate rational analysis and comprehension.”
The case has reportedly been referred to the State Disciplinary Committee, in order to afford Senator Nwaoboshi a fair hearing and the opportunity to appear before it and defend himself over his recent utterances and actions against the Party and its leadership, in the State.