Benue PDP explains why it suspended Simon Aondona

Nigerian Concord Newspaper

Benue State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says the suspension of membership of Prince Simon Aondona from the party was to maintain discipline.

This was contained in a press statement signed by the State Publicity Secretary of the party, Mr. Bemgba Iortyom.

The statement reads: “The party informs that the decision to suspend Prince Aondona’s membership became necessary following repeated acts of misconduct from him and his failure to heed several warnings to desist from such.

“It is instructive that the top leadership of the party in the state, in line with its policy of inclusiveness, had accorded deserved respect to the suspended party elder while he sojourned under its canopy over the past two decades.

“As a former member of National Assembly on the party’s platform and a former Federal Commissioner of the Revenue Mobilisation, Fiscal and Allocation Commission (RMFAC), also at the pleasure of the party, he was granted privileges and the latitude due to his status.

“Even when his serial acts of misconduct, which consisted in unholy alliances with opposition political parties, became known PDP chose to exhaustively thread the path of dialogue and reason with him, but unfortunately with little success.

“The decision to suspend his membership of the party, therefore, is necessary for purpose of maintaining internal discipline and cohesion which are distinguishing attributes of the PDP from other political parties in Nigeria.

“Our great party remains intact within the immediate Gwer-West locality of the suspended party elder and will keep its doors open to his re-admission should he choose to embrace discipline and good conduct”