The executives and stakeholders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ofu local government area of Kogi State has removed the chairman of the party, Engr. Gabriel Itanyi.
The impeachment is contained in a letter addressed to the Kogi State PDP Secretariat and signed by 16 officials, including party executives and stakeholders.
Hon. Inda Audu Agbonika has been elected to serve as the substantive Chairman to replace Itanyi.
Engr. Itayi was earlier suspended by the Ofu local government PDP executives over alleged gross misconduct and abuse of office.
According to the letter, the removal of Engineer Gabriel Itanyi from office followed thorough investigations of the allegations levelled against him and the consideration of the recommendations of the report by the panel.
“The suspension of Engineer Gabriel Itanyi is hereby ratified and upheld and he is hereby impeached.
”Hon. Inda Audu Agbonika’s position as substantive Chairman is hereby ratified and upheld by the Executive Committee.
“The Executive Committee noted that all the seven allegations levelled against Engineer Itanyi were true as attested by other executives invited by the investigative panel and his outright refusal to appear before the committee or panel.
“It viewed the actions of the former PDP Chairman as retrogressive, capable of drawing the party backward,” the letter read.