The Peoples Democratic Party, in Omala LGA of Kogi State has suspended the party’s Chairman, Hon. Jeremiah Adaji for gross misconduct and anti party activities.
The suspension of the local government party chairman follows a no confidence vote passed on him by the seventeen member executives and eleven PDP local government Ward Chairmen of Omala LGA.
In a letter of suspension signed by Alhaji Yunisa Ake, Vice Chairman and Hon. Isaac Musa, Secretary, alongside the eleven Ward Chainmen, made available to the kogiflame, the suspended Chairman was also accused of high handedness, and alleged to have collected the sum of N5 million from the opposition APC during the last House of Assembly election to pave way for the emergence of the APC candidate.
The Executives also appointed Hon. Alilu Paul Awodi as acting chairman, said for violating the PDP constitution, and having failed the PDP in the last election, and his tendencies to compromise in the forthcoming November governorship election, are reasons for his immediate suspension.
The former Chairman was equally accused of creating several and unnecessary problems for the party by refusing to swear in some elected PDP executive members from the area, members like the elected secretary, Issac Musa, the Youth Leader, Adah Usman as well as Abejukolo Ward 2 Chairman, Eneojo Shaibu.
The suspended Chairman was further accused of disobedience to party elders who prevailed on him to unite the party following the withdrawal of a court suit over the rightful executives in Omala, but lamented that the advice from the elders fell on deaf ears.
The suspended PDP Chairman was also accused of endorsing a candidate in the last House of Representative Election for Ankpa federal constituency, insisting that he would only support a Christian candidate, an action the party executives said affected the fortunes of the three Omala Aspirants who contested at the party’s primaries.
The executive members said the suspended chairman also engaged the services of thugs during the declaration of the party’s House of Assembly and National Assembly Aspirants, an action which the party said not only embarrassed members and stakeholders of the party, added that guests who attended the declaration were attacked and physically assaulted following the Chairman’s action.
Aside his not calling for executive meetings, which made delegates from the area to vote without direction at the last party’s primaries, the suspended chairman was equally accused of not interfacing with the party leaders and stakeholders, pointing out that he discriminated against all good advice that ought to have moved the party forward in the area.
Consequently, the Omala LGA PDP executives, unanimously suspended Hon. Jeremiah Adaji, asked that he stay clear of the party activities.