Barely a week after the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) suspended Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers, the National Working Committee of the party again on Wednesday, announced the suspension of Governor Magatakarda Wamakko of Sokoto.
According to the National Publicity Secretary of the party, Olisah Metu, said the decision was in line with the resolve of the PDP leadership to enforce discipline at all levels.
The party accused Governor Wamakko of anti- party activities and refusal to honour party invitation severally.
The communique issued at the end of the NWC meeting in Abuja, reads, “the National Working Committee (NWC) at its 338th meeting held on
Wednesday, June 5, 2013, extensively discussed the state of the Party
across the nation and its members as well as the repeated breaches and
disregard to the Party’s Constitution by his Excellency, Dr. Aliyu
Magatakarda Wamakko, the Executive Governor of Sokoto State.
“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”.