The Ebonyi State Governorship Candidate of the New Nigeria Peoples Party in the March 18 election, Chris Adol-awam, has dismissed reports that he was suspended from the party.
Adol-awam said the alleged suspension was padded by some impersonators within the NNPP.
The leadership of NNPP in Echiaba ward, led by the Secretary of the ward, Anni Okochukwu, earlier announced the suspension of the governorship candidate on the ground of anti-party activities.
It was alleged in a statement released on Tuesday, that Adol-Awam carried out an open campaign against NNPP presidential candidate, Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, in favour of the Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi, in the February 25 presidential election.
However, according to Naija News, Adol-awam, speaking through the director of media and publicity for the NNPP campaign organization, Victor Uraku, blamed the former chairman of the Party, Solomon Chukwu, for the said suspension.
He said, “The former NNPP State Chairman, Solomon Chukwu and his cohort are impersonators who falsely claimed to have suspended the gubernatorial candidate from the Party.
“This mischievous and malicious act would have been ignored, but we owe the people of Ebonyi State and our teeming supporters the truth behind this lamely woven falsehood.
“The governorship candidate, Prophet Chris Adol-awam was never suspended as claimed by the ‘self-acclaimed’ chairman of Echiaba Ward (Chinedu Ofoke), who is not a member of the NNPP let alone an executive member of the Party.
“For the purpose of clarity, the substantive Chairman of Echiaba Ward as recognized by the National leadership of the NNPP and INEC is Ndubuisi Nweke and Alex Ominyi is Secretary.”