The People’s Democratic Party in Delta State has suspended Hon. Tony Felix Nwaka, a former Commissioner and member of State Executive Council from the party, over a Facebook he made on 13th December, 2021.
Hon. Nwaka, a former chairman of Aniocha South Local Government Area and former National Secretary of ALGON, took to Facebook to inform his followers thus:
PDP SUSPENDS ME FOR ONE MONTH!
My ward chairman served me a letter today, suspending me from the People’s Democratic Party for one month, and requesting that I come before a disciplinary panel to explain my recent Facebook post (see attached letter). When I asked which of my various posts that have been found offensive, he showed a copy of my post of 13 December, 2021, titled THIS IS WICKED, SADISTIC AND DEMONIC. STOP IT NOW. He said he was given a photocopy of the post at the party’s state secretariat in Asaba, with the instruction to place me on suspension. He said he read the post over and over and he is still wondering the link it has with a political party or any specific individual. But he had to obey the party’s instruction and issue the suspension letter accordingly.
So, my people that is where we are. Thankfully, I was given the fair hearing of going to explain myself. I hope to meet the panel whenever it sits and see how a satire (a fictional creation that mirrors the foibles of society) about a wrestling competition that held ten years ago, in which no identities or locations were indicated, now constitutes an offense to a political party.
I shall keep you all posted as events unfold.
God bless you.
Ide Tony F.E. Nwaka, Ph.D.
Former commissioner and author of ‘Mountain of Yesterday.’