The National Working Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP has officially withdrawn Dr Chimaroke Nnamani from the 2023 Senatorial election. As such, Nnamani is no more contesting for the Enugu East Senatorial Election for 2023 holding next Saturday, 11th March 2023.
In a memo to the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC, sighted by journalists and signed by Anicho Okoro, HoD, Cabinet Affairs on behalf of the National Secretary, the party stated that Nnamani has been expelled.
Below is an extract from the memo:
‘Expulsion of Senator Chimaroke
Nnamani from the PDP
‘The National Working Committee (NWC) of the Party at its 566th meeting of Friday February 10, 2023 in the exercise of the power conferred on it by Section 29(2)(b) of the Party’s Constitution (as amended in 2017) and acting on behalf of the National Executive Committee discussed the Report of the National Disciplinary Committee and approved the expulsion of Senator Chimaroke Nnamani from the Peoples Democratic Party with effect from February 10,2023.
‘This is for your information and further necessary action, please.
The party’s National Chairman in a separate letter to INEC, also informed the body of its automatic withdrawal of the former governor from the senatorial race.
The letter of notice, dated February 22, 2023 and acknowledged by INEC read:
Independent National Electoral Commission,
Plot 436 Zambezi Crescent,
‘NOTIFICATION OF EXPULSION OF SENATOR CHIMAROKE NNAMANI FROM THE PEOPLES DEMOCRATIC PARTY
‘The above subject matter refers.
We write to notify you that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in exercise of its power under the Party’s Constitution (as amended in 2017) has expelled Senator Chimaroke Nnamani as a member of the Party with effect from Friday, February 10,2023.
‘Following the expulsion, Senator Chimaroke Nnamani ceases to be a member of the Party and also losses his nomination and sponsorship as candidate of the Party for Enugu East Senatorial District in the forthcoming general elections.
‘The Party reiterates that it is not sponsoring any candidate for Enugu East Senatorial District in the 2023 General Elections.
‘While looking forward to your immediate compliance,please accept as always,the assurances of our highest regards.
H.E.Sen. Dr. Iyorchia Ayu,
Sen. Samuel N. Anyanwu,