The political battles of Gov Rotimi Amaechi is far from over as the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) has suspended him from the party in a latest development following his purported re-election as the Chairman of the Nigeria Governor’s Forum (NGF) elections last Friday against the wish of President Jonathan.
The PDP stated this after an emergency meeting of its National Working Committee Monday morning in a communique below.
COMMUNIQUE ISSUED AT THE END OF AN EMERGENCY MEETING OF THE NATIONAL
WORKING COMMITTEE OF THE PDP ON MONDAY, MAY 27, 2013.
The National Working Committee at its emergency meeting on Monday, 27
May, 2013 considered the petition submitted by the PDP Rivers Executive
Committee against His Excellency, Rt Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, the
Executive Governor of Rivers State for violating Articles 58 1 (b), (c
), (h) and (m) of the PDP Constitution following his refusal to obey the
lawful directive of the Rivers State Executive Committee to rescind his
decision dissolving the elected Executive Council of Obiokpor Local
Government Area of Rivers State.
The National Working Committee after preliminary hearing, in exercise
of the powers conferred by Articles 57 (3), 59 (3), 59 (5) and 29 (2.b),
hereby suspends the Executive Governor of River State, Rt Hon. Chibuike
Rotimi Amaechi as a member of the PDP and refers the matter to the
appropriate disciplinary committee of the Party.
This is in furtherance of the determination of the leadership of the
Party to enforce discipline at all levels within the Party.
Chief Olisa Metuh
National Publicity Secretary
This is believed to be the architectural masterplan of Uncle Jona who fears the continued reign of Gov Amaechi as the NGF Chair will scuttle his 2015 ambitions. The pro-Jonathan Governors had unanimously endorsed Gov Jang as the new NGF Chair and went as far as introducing him to the VP, Namadi Sambo, calling Amaechi’s re-election a charade.