The South East Senatorial District’s senator, George Thompson Sekibo, has been placed on administrative leave by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ward 2 of Ogu/Bolo Local Government Area of Rivers due to alleged anti-party activities.
According to a report, the suspension was announced in a statement on Sunday by PDP Ward 2 Ogu-Bolo LGA Chairman Alatoru Sydney and Council Secretary Joshua Tamuno.
Sekibo, a supporter of PDP presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar, was listed in the statement as having been expelled from the party, along with Navy Capt. Victor Erasmus, Hon. Gilbert Enos, Sunny Asetubobe, and Eugene Enos.
A review of the most recent presidential and national assembly elections, as well as the governorship and State House of Assembly Elections, was conducted during the executive meeting where the decision to suspend the PDP chieftains was made, it was added.
The following is from the statement: “It was noted with dismay that the anti-party activities of the suspended party stalwarts of Ward 2 of Ogu/Bolo Local Government Area as they worked against the PDP.
The Ward 2 Executive of the PDP discovered that the aforementioned suspended PDP members had neglected to pay their annual subscription fees as required by Section 8 Subsection 9 of the PDP Constitution 2017 as amended, which is why they were subject to a vote of no confidence and suspension.
The PDP Executive of Ward 10 of the Ogu/Bolo Local Government Area also passed a vote of no confidence and suspended Navy Capt. Victor Erasmus, Hon. Gilbert Enos, and Eugene Enos from the PDP for the same reasons as the aforementioned party stalwarts from Ward 2, namely anti-party activities and failure to pay the annual subscription fee.
Furthermore, the Executive of Ward 4 of the PDP in the Ogu/Bolo Local Government Area “passed a vote of no confidence and suspended Dr. Sunny Asetubobe from the PDP for anti-party activities and failure to pay the annual subscription fee.”