Just in: PDP Hang Prominent Lawmaker 4 Days After Defeating EFCC In Court

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Following allegations of anti-party activities, the Delta state chapter of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has suspended Senator Peter Nwaoboshi.

Nigerian Tribune reports that the lawmaker representing Delta North was suspended for one month on Wednesday, June 23.

PDP state publicity secretary, Dr. Ifeanyi M. Osuoza who announced the suspension said the decision was taken at the party’s State Working Committee (SWC) emergency meeting.

He said:

“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.”

Senator Nwaoboshi defeats EFCC in court

This development is coming a few days after the lawmaker was discharged and acquitted with the ruling of the Federal High Court in Lagos.

Nwaoboshi was accused of money laundering to the tune of N322 million by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Reading out the verdict on Friday, June 18, Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke held that the agency did not prove the elements of the offences for which it charged Nwaoboshi, adding that witnesses were not called to testify.

READ ALSO: EFCC To Reprosecute Orji Kalu In New Corruption Matter

PDP faction suspends Kwankwaso for 3 months

Meanwhile, the former governor of Kano, Rabiu Kwankwaso, has been suspended for three months by a faction of the PDP in the state.

H. A. Tsanyawa, the secretary of the faction who announced the suspension alleged that Kwankwaso was among those who sponsored thugs to disrupt the PDP congress held in the state.

However, the resolve of the faction has been dismissed by the PDP, through its national publicity secretary, Kola Ologbodiyan.

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