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Commercial banks domiciling the accounts of Imo State branch of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will, in the next couple of days, be written to stop honouring withdrawals from the accounts, initiated by the ousted state executive of the party.
OWERRI—Commercial banks domiciling the accounts of Imo State branch of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will, in the next couple of days, be written to stop honouring withdrawals from the accounts, initiated by the ousted state executive of the party.
The State PDP Caretaker Committee Chairman, Chief Marcellinus Nlemigbo, disclosed this in an exclusive chat with Vanguard in Owerri, after taking possession of the State Party Secretariat.
"I am yet to look into the account books. There should be continuity. The banks will be written to immediately stop any withdrawals not authorized by me", Nlemigbo said.
He confirmed that, "right now, I do not have any money to put into the party’s account", stressing that his administration will readily open a fresh account if he finds the need to do that.
Answering a question on how he intends to treat those who have continued to oppose his appointment, Nlemigbo said they are all members of the same PDP family.
"We are all members of the same PDP family. It does not really matter that there is a little in-house problem now.
My job is to bring everybody together. I intend to do just this unless they do not want to come into the fold", he said.
Continuing, he described Imo State Governor, Chief Achike Udenwa, as "a peace loving man and I would not like to be an exception to the rule".
On the spate of announcements on suspensions and expulsions from the party, the Imo PDP Caretaker Committee boss said that as Chairman of the party in Imo State, he was not aware of any such decisions by the party hierarchy at any level.
"As the Chairman of the party in Imo State, I am not aware of any suspension or vote of no confidence made against any party faithful in the state.
Those who are making such announcements do not have the powers. Those making the pronouncements are members of the dissolved state executive council and they do not have the locus standi to take such decisions", Nlemigbo insisted.
He explained that there is a laid down process of expelling party members, be it the smallest person in the party, stressing that such a person has to face disciplinary action and for now, nobody has been suspended.
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