The Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Uche Secondus has countered his suspension by the Rivers state chapter of the party.
While reacting to the suspension, Secondus said the PDP ward in Rivers has no power to suspend.
According to him, it is only the National Executive Committee, NEC that has the power to do so.
In a late reaction on Wednesday night, Secondus through his media adviser, Ike Abonyi said those behind the report are bent on destroying the party.
“The media office of Prince Uche Secondus ordinarily should not be responding to every ‘noise’ in the media being engineered by those who set out to distract and destroy the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, but it’s our responsibility to guide those who are easily persuaded by news in the media hence this response.
“Such action is a mere wish as Article 59(3) of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, the constitution states clearly that only the National Executive Committee, NEC of the party can discipline the National Chairman or any other National officer of the party.
“Members of the public and the media should therefore be wary of agents out to distract PDP from the focus of retrieving our beloved country from the irreparable damage already done to it by the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC,” the statement read.