The National Working Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) held an emergency meeting today 27th of May 2013 after which Rivers State Governor and Chairman of a faction of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF), Mr. Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi was suspended as a member of the PDP.
Governor Rotimi Amaechi
A statement by the party’s national Publicity Secretary, Chief Olisa Metuh reads, “The National Working Committee at its emergency meeting on Monday, 27 May, 2013 considered the petition submitted by the PDP Rivers State 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.”
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