PDP Suspends Sokoto State Governor, Aliyu Wammako
Recall our earlier report that the Presidency and the PDP is set to move against and crush all pro-Amaechi governors and others opposed the presidential ambition of President Goodluck. This move is necessitated by the refusal of the pro-Amaechi governors to recognized the Governor Jonah Jang led faction of the Nigerian Governors Forum, who lost to Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers state.
Barely a week after the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) sent Rivers State governor Rotimi Amaechi on suspension, Sokoto State governor Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko was yesterday given the same treatment.
The PDP which suspended the Sokoto Governor after its 388th National Working Committee (NWC) meeting in Abuja yesterday said the suspension was necessitated by the governor’s repeated breaches and disregard to the party’s constitution.
“The NWC notes that on several occasions Governor Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko had ignored invitations and lawful directives of the NWC in this regard and has continued to show complete apathy to the affairs of the party and contempt to an organ of the Party.
“Consequent upon the refusal of the Governor to honour yet another invitation by the NWC to appear before it today, Wednesday, June 5, 2013, without any reason, the Committee, in exercise of the powers conferred by Articles 57 (3), 57 (7), 58. 1(c ),(h), (f) and 59 (1),(2), hereby suspends the Executive Governor of Sokoto State, Dr. Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko as a member of the party 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,” the statement signed by Chief Olisa Metuh, the party’s national publicity secretary, read.
Suspension of governors loyal to the Amaechi camp from the party is just a step out of the plans made by the presidency to deal with the ‘erring’ governors. While we await the suspension of some of the other ‘erring governors, more will unfold in the nearest future.
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