The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) stated Wednesday that it had not suspended Pastor Umo Bassey Eno, the PDP’s governorship candidate in Akwa Ibom State.
This was stated by the party in response to what it called a fake letter purportedly signed by the National Publicity Secretary, Hon. Debo Ologunagba, and falsely claiming Eno had been suspended from the party.
The national publicity secretary, Hon Debo Ologunagba said “The PDP States in clear terms that Pastor Umo Eno remains the Governorship Candidate of our Party in Akwa Ibom State for the 2023 general elections; he is not suspended from the Party; the NWC has no contemplation in that regard and there are no issues whatsoever to warrant such.
“Contrary to the claims in the fake letter, the NWC did not at any time hold any emergency meeting on any matter related to our Governorship Candidate in Akwa Ibom State. Also, the National Publicity Secretary did not at any time issue any letter to Pastor Eno on any matter whatsoever.”
He added that there is no issue of violation of rules around the candidate either at the Ward, State or National level to warrant any meeting of the NWC or any Organ of the Party at any level on him in that regard.
“The PDP therefore in very strong terms condemns the said fake letter which is clearly the handiwork of enemies of our Party whose aim is to cause disaffection and disunity in our Party in Akwa Ibom State.
“Our Party urges Nigerians, particularly our teeming members and supporters in Akwa Ibom State to disregard the said fake letter as Pastor Umo Eno is not and was never suspended from the Party.
“The NWC has already commenced investigation into those behind the malicious letter and will take very firm legal and punitive actions against any individual found culpable in accordance with the law as well as the Constitution of the PDP,” he said.