Mkpat Enin Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has announced the sack of one of her Chapter executive member, Mr. Hillary Oton, who served as the Chapter Organizing Secretary of the party.
The news of the sack was contained in a press statement signed and made available to pressmen by the Chapter Publicity Secretary, Hon. Nkeruwem James at a media briefing held in Uyo on Monday, 4th January 2021.
Nkeruwem James flanked by the Chapter Secretary, Prince Nse Essien and the Assistant Publicity Secretary Hon. Aniedi Brown told newsmen that the sack of Mr. Oton from the Chapter Executive of the party was arrived at after the report of the disciplinary committee set up to investigate reports of gross misconduct and embezzlement of funds labeled against Oton submitted their report.
Part of the press statement reads “…the meeting also received the final report from the panel of inquiry/disciplinary committee earlier set up by the chapter executive committee on the 25th day of September, 2020 following allegations of embezzlement of funds, gross misconduct, abuse of office leveled against the Chapter organizing secretary, Mr. Hilary Isaac Oton”.
The statement further revealed that “the meeting, after reading the report, vide a motion duly moved and seconded, adopted the report and its recommendations, without any dissenting motion”.
According to the Publicity Secretary, the recommendations of the disciplinary committee recommended that;
“Mr. Oton should refund the sum of N155, 000 (one hundred and fifty five thousand naira only) to the treasury of the party in Mkpat Enin LGA”.
Also recommended was his“immediate removal from office as Organizing Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mkpat Enin Chapter in line with section59 (1)f of the constitution of the party 2017 (as amended)”.
Nkeruwem James concluded that “I therefore inform you of the approval of the Chapter Chairman of the PDP in Mkpat Enin and the concurrence of the entire Chapter Executive Committee for the removal of Mr. Hillary Isaac Oton from office as Chapter Organizing Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mkpat Enin Chapter with Immediate effect”.
C: Aniedi UKOENANG