Barely six days the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP), Delta state chapter suspended former Deputy Speaker and member representing Ndokwa east State Constituency in the Delta State House of Assembly (DTHA), Friday Osanebi, the party has Inaugurated a standing Disciplinary Committee.
The 7-man Committee was earlier nominated on 10th June 2020, same day the former Deputy Speaker was suspended through a press release by Dr. Ifeanyi Osuaza, the State Publicity Secretary of the party.
The inauguration of the Disciplinary Committee may not be unconnected to the suspension of the former Deputy Speaker.
Inaugurating the Committee, the State party Chairman, Mr. Kingsley Esiso, charged them to carry out their responsibility in line with the party’s constitution, revealing that some actions by some leaders of party in the past, have put the image of the party in bad light.
As a State Working Committee, we decided to at all times apply the persuasive instrument in handling issues of the party relating to the entire working committee and members of the party and some of our members have decided to take our approach for granted.
“Because we believe that the instrument of persuasion is very important in our daily activities that is why at every given time we have decided not to use the stick on members but have applied persuasion but that does not give members the privilege to abuse the opportunity”, Esiso, stressed.
Responding on behalf of members of the Committee, its Chairman, Rt. Hon. Barr. Lovette Idisi, thanked the party leadership for finding them worthy to serve at this time.
He promised that his committee shall discharge its assigned functions without fear or favour and to the best of their ability.
Others inaugurated into the state Disciplinary Committee are: Rt. Hon. Barr. Evelyn Oboro-member, Chief Hon. Itiako Constantine Ikpokpo-member, Deacon Moses Iduh-member, Chief Julius Takeme-member, Barr. Andrew Orugbo-member and Barr. Bridget Anyafulu, as the Secretary of the Committee.
It would be recall that PDP had announced the suspension of Friday Osanebi, on 10th June 2020.
Meanwhile, mixed reactions have trailed the suspension of the former Speaker by some of his supporters who saw the suspension as a tool to weaken Osanebi, whose rising political profile is seen as a threat to party leaders.