The National Working Committee, NWC, of the People's Democratic Party, PDP, has suspended Governor CHibuike Amaechi of Rivers State.
In a communique issued at the end of an emergency meeting of the NWC on Monday and signed by the party's National Publicity Secretary, Mr Olisa Metuh said the decision was taken in furtherance of the determination of the leadership of the Party to enforce discipline at all levels within the Party.
The communique read thus:
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.