The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), yesterday suspended all electoral matters involving their gubernatorial primary in Imo State.
According to the party, it has suspended all matters relating to the governorship primary election in Imo State until after the 2023 general elections.
The National Publicity Secretary of the party, Hon Debo Ologunagba stated this in a statement saying that the decision was part of issues deliberated and resolved during their meeting.
According to him, the suspension of some local government chapter chairmen in the state is null and void, adding that no member of the party should be suspended, sanctioned, intimidated or victimized on account of legitimate and lawful democratic expression or association within the ambit of the provisions of the constitution of the PDP.
It further said that the list for the Imo State chapter of the presidential campaign council should be referred to the National Presidential Campaign Council for review to ensure greater inclusiveness of party members in Imo State in compliance with the guideline set up by the party.
It affirmed that proper democratic processes should be implemented during the Imo State governorship primary election to guarantee a free and fair process for all members interested in participating in the process.
It said the two contending aspirants should have a private meeting and discuss how to ensure a smooth, united and cohesive presidential, national and state assembly elections campaign for the 2023 general elections.
It also directed the Vice-Presidential candidate to meet with critical leaders for further discussion and resolution of all issues in the Imo State chapter of the party.
The NWC commended the Imo State stakeholders for their openness at the meeting and urged them to further unite and forge a formidable front for the tasks ahead.