The Rivers State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has expelled the Youth Leader of the party for Eleme Local Government Area, Mr. Princewill Osarojiji.
Osarojiji of Eleme Alode Ward 2, was earlier declared wanted by the state government with N5million reward for anybody with information on his whereabouts.
He was declared wanted for alleged criminal activities that led to the demolition of the Prodest Hotel at Eleme.
A statement from the office of the outgoing PDP State Chairman, Felix Obuah, said Osarojiji was expelled for insubordination, flagrant rascality, disobedience to the directives of the State government on COVID-19 and acts of criminality.
He alleged that the youth leader led a criminal action against the taskforce sent to his area to monitor compliance of governor’s directive on closure of hotels, clubs, public gatherings as part of measures to curtail the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
He said: “It’s very unfortunate that the Eleme youth leader took his position as a party executive for granted to flout the authority of the governor and orders of the state government by attacking members of the task force on COVID-19.
He also organised a party in a hotel in Eleme to rubbish the efforts of government and relevant authorities to safeguard the lives of the mass of Rivers people and residents against the dreaded virus.
“I believe this will serve as a deterrent to others who may wish to engage in similar act to test the sincerity and political will of the state government to deal decisively with such recalcitrance”.
Obuah urged all party members and Rivers people to see all the efforts and actions of the state government against COVID-19 as taken in good faith and in the best interest of Rivers people.