The leadership crisis bedeviling the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) appears to have snowballed as Anambra State PDP chapter has reportedly suspended the party’s National Publicity Secretary, Chief Olisah Metuh.
Metuh’s controversial suspension over alleged embezzlement of party funds was allegedly issued by PDP leadership from his Otolo Nnewi Ward I and ratified by his local government, Nnewi North in Anambra State before being forwarded to the National Working Committee (NWC).
According to a statement jointly signed by the Publicity Secretary Kenneth Arinze and Victor Osy Ezenwa, Basil Ejidike (secretary), Dr. Maduka Nwankwo (chairman, South), Kelue Molokwu (vice chairman, Central) and Chief Osy Chinwuba (chairman, North), the party’s spokesman was handed the suspension over misappropriation of unspecified amounts of money belonging to the party.
The party’s statement reads in part: “Following the suspension of Chief Olisa Metuh by the Otolo Ward 1 Nnewi of the PDP (where Olisa hails from) and the ratification of same by the Nnewi North Local Government chapter, the State executive committee, after assessing the weighty allegations against Olisa Metuh and finding them heinous, in compliance with the PDP Constitution, hereby, ratifies the suspension and forward same to the National Working Committee (NWC)”.
By Olisemeka Obeche