AHEAD of Tuesday’s inauguration of new Rivers State Executive Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the party has expelled its Eleme Local Government Area (LGA) Youth Leader, Princewill Osaroejiji, who is wanted for alleged role in demolished Prodest Hotel’s saga.
The development comes as an elder statesman and PDP stalwart, Prince Emma Anyanwu chided leader of the Movement for Actualization of Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), Ralph Uwazuruike, over “hate” comments against Governor Nyesom Wike.
A statement by Felix Obuah, outgoing Chairman of Rivers PDP, noted that Osaroejiji of Eleme Alode Ward 2 of the party was being expelled for “insubordination, flagrant rascality, disobedience to directives of the State Government on COVID-19 and acts of criminality.”
Obuah further stated that, “It’s very unfortunate that Osaroejiji took his position as party executive for granted to flout the authority of the governor and orders of the State by attacking members of the task force on COVID-19.
“He organised a party in a hotel in Eleme to rubbish efforts of government and relevant authorities to safeguard the lives of the mass of Rivers people and residents against the dreaded virus.
“This will serve as a deterrent to others who may wish to engage in a similar act to test the sincerity and political will of the state government to deal decisively with such recalcitrance.”
Meanwhile, party chieftain, Anyanwu in response to MASSOB leader’s castigation of Wike over the demolition of two hotels in Rivers said, “The recent outburst by Ralph Uwazuruike was not only disturbing but a reminder of the ill-treatment Igbo leadership meted to people of old Port Harcourt Province when one of them was Commander of Biafra 14 Division and another, a Brigade Commander at Umuahiagu in now Ngor/Okpala LGA.