Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Amaechi beats Jonah by 3 points, Suspended by PDP

Governor Rotimi Amaechi beats David Jonah by 3 points for the chairmanship position of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum and later suspended by People's Democratic Party (PDP). Gov Amaechi, the incumbent chairman of the governor's forum, won the election with 19 votes to Jonah's 16.

Amaechi beats Jonah and suspended by PDP
Amaechi suspended by PDP

The statement issued after the NWC meeting reads: “The National Working Committee at its emergency meeting on Monday, May 27, 2013 considered the petition submitted by the PDP Rivers Executive Committee against Governor Amaechi for violating Articles 58 1 (b), (c), (h) and (m) of the PDP’s constitution following his refusal to obey the lawful directive of the Rivers State Executive Committee to rescind his decision dissolving the elected Council of Obiokpor Local Council 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 (2b), hereby suspends Governor 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.”

Explaining the action taken by the party at a briefing, Metuh said that the decision was taken to instil discipline in the party and make it stronger.

Governor Amaechi said it was ridiculous for the party to suspend him on the grounds that he has refused to reinstate the suspended Obio-Akpor Local Council chairman, Timothy Nsirim and 17 councillors, whereas it was the State House of Assembly that removed the chairman and others from office.

My question is how is that related to the chairmanship election he won. They knew way before he contested for the chair of the National Governors Forum. Another PDP conspiracy?


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