The Peoples Democratic Party has suspended the Rivers State governor, Rotimi Amaechi, from the party.
The PDP stated this after an emergency meeting of its National Working Committee on Monday.
Mr. Amaechi was recently reelected chairman of the Nigeria Governors Forum against the wishes of the PDP and the presidency.
Find the communique below.
COMMUNIQUE ISSUED AT THE END OF AN EMERGENCY MEETING OF THE NATIONAL WORKING COMMITTEE OF THE PDP ON MONDAY, MAY 27, 2013.
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.
Chief Olisa Metuh
National Publicity Secretary