*By Sunday Emenike, Abuja
and Emmanuel Ndukwu, Owerri*
The National Working Committee of the Social Democratic Party, SDP, has suspended Dr. Casmir Anyanwu over what the party describes unlawful activities which are intent on dividing the party and jeopardising its interest.
This was contained in a release made available to newsmen by the party on Monday.
“It has come to the attention of the National Working Committee of the party that the unlawful activities if Dr. Casmir Anyanwu in Imo State have brought confusion and division amongst our members in the State, thereby jeopardising the interest of the party.
“The NWC, in exercise of its powers as contained in Article 19.4 of the 2018 Party’s Constitution as amended, has therefore approved the immediate suspension of Dr. Anyanwu from the Party,” the release read.
Before now, Anyanwu, who is believed to be acting the script of the PDP to lower the electoral chances of the SDP in Imo State, had persistently carried out campaign of calumny against the party’s governorship candidate in the state, Sir Okey Ezeh.
Having initially claimed to be in court against the SDP and Ezeh over a primary election that never held which he misinforms the public to have produced him as winner even without any result to show nor certificate of return to present, Anyanwu later developed a penchant for taking to the local radio stations in Owerri and roadside local tabloids to rain insults on the national leaders of the party.
Anyanwu has lately gone into hiding following moves by the authorities to arrest him over unlawful installation campaign billboards in Owerri, most of which have been marked for removal by APCON.