The lawmaker says Governor Amaechi’s suspension from the PDP is undemocratic.
A member of the National Assembly, Dakuku Peterside, has criticised the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, for suspending Chibuike Amaechi of Rivers from the party, describing the action as “undemocratic”.
Mr. Peterside, who represents Opobo/Nkoro (PDP) in the House of Representatives, said in Port Harcourt on Tuesday that the suspension was a setback to the quest for true democracy.
“It’s (the suspension) a huge blow to democracy and fundamentally violates the rights of an individual to associate freely, to vote and be voted for in any democratic process.
“As you are already aware, the NGF is not an extension of PDP; it is not governed by the constitution of the PDP.
“In any case, the suspension of Gov. Amaechi is a major impediment to PDP’s future as a party because Amaechi is one of the shining stars of the party.
“He is one of what I call the show case of the party,” the lawmaker said.