May 27, 2013 – Rivers State Governor Rotimi Amaechi Suspended By PDP Over Governor’s Forum Saga
Over the past 48 hours, the ongoing battle in Governor‘s forum has become intense.
The governor of Rivers State, Rotimi Amaechi still maintains his stand as the elected leader of the Governor’s forum after the election of a different leader. We learnt he also ordered the dissolution of the members of an executive council in Obiokpor Local Government Area of the state.
In order to put an end to all these controversies, Rotimi Amaechi has been suspended for now.
This decision was made after an emergency meeting of the national working committee of the PDP today.
Read the official statement below
The National Working Committee at its emergency meeting on Monday, 27th of 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
Amaechi’s battle began the moment he moved against President Goodluck Jonathan.
Dirty game of politics.