The State Working Committee (SWC) of the Delta State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has announced the suspension of the Senator representing Delta North Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Senator Peter Nwaoboshi.
This was contained in a statement signed on Wednesday spokesperson of the party in Delta State, Ifeanyi Osuoza.
The party said the decision was taken following an emergency meeting and the suspension will last for a period of one month.
“This action has become necessary against the backdrop of the recent romance with an opposition Party, verbal recklessness, and unprovoked utterances of Senator Peter Nwaoboshi, particularly against the person of His Excellency, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, the Executive Governor of Delta State, which the PDP State Working Committee views strongly as totally unacceptable, disturbing and unbecoming of a politician and party member of his stature,” the statement read in part.
The PDP State Working Committee said further that there’s no doubt that the attacks by Senator Nwaoboshi, a serving Senator and a very recent Chairman of the Party, are potentially inimical to the peace and harmony of the Party and tantamount to causing discord and disaffection among loyal Party members.
“The suspension, therefore, though obligatory, has sadly become imperative and inevitable, especially given the dramatic spontaneity and overzealousness of his verbal attacks, which are totally out of character and may have suspiciously been induced by circumstances which defy immediate rational analysis and comprehension.”
The party said the matter has been referred to the State Disciplinary Committee, in order to afford Senator Nwaoboshi a fair hearing and the opportunity to appear before it and defend himself over his recent utterances and actions against the Party and its leadership, in the State.