The Anambra chapter of Labour Party on Wednesday announced the immediate suspension of its Chairman, Uche Ugwuoji for alleged anti party activities.
The party also suspended seven other members for “collaborating’’ to endorse the candidature of Governor Willie Obiano of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) in the November 18 governorship election.
The LP Publicity Secretary in the state, Eddy Okoye, announced the suspension at a news briefing in Awk.
He described the action of the suspended members as “selfish, illegal and a demonstration of anti party behaviour.’’
He explained that their action was capable of affecting the party’s chances at the forthcoming poll.
“The Labour Party hereby dissociates itself from the purported endorsement of Governor Willie Obiano by some people masquerading as the party’s Executives in Anambra.
In his reaction, the suspended Chairman said the decision of the party was “unfair’’ and dismissed claim that they endorsed Obiano as false.
“The allegation is not true, we have our own candidate, how can we endorse another party’s candidate at the expense of ours.”