Updated: PDP suspends Sokoto Governor, Wamakko

Aliyu Wamakko

The NWC of Nigeria’s ruling party took the decision.

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has suspended the Governor of Sokoto State, Aliyu Wamakko.

The National Working Committee, NWC, of the ruling party, rising from its 338th meeting Wednesday evening, said it “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 party said that on several occasions, Mr. Wamakko ignored invitations and lawful directives of the NWC and has continued to show complete apathy to the affairs of the party and contempt to one of its organs.

A communiqué of the meeting, signed by the party’s National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh, said “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, 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,” the communiqué said.

The party did not list the specific anti-party activities of the Sokoto governor and is yet to constitute a disciplinary to review his actions.

Mr. Wamakko’s suspension comes about two weeks after the party suspended Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State. The party has since set up a disciplinary committee to review Mr. Amaechi’s alleged crimes.


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  • the ambassador

    thank God, the kola-nut chewing, burukutu- drinking traitor can now join his likes in apc

    • Tobibs

      Animal in human skin

    • Mr Diplomat

      Check ur dictionary for the definition of traitor ur ancestors are the traitors, if you fill you can come on media and start abusing people because of what they stand for, go to history and see who are the drunkers, you that was baptised with ogogoro, and ogogoro will remain your case till you reach hell except if you repent.
      Weather APC or no APC God will surely bring an end to this rampant killing of innocent lifes all in the name of BH, who ever that is behind it or have a hand in it, will live and die miserably by Gods grace.
      We the ordinary people are not afraid of your proposed deviding the country is only the northern elite who are the benefactor’s.
      We don’t have anything to loose believe me you need us most but you may not know now.
      Yeye man Mr what ever you call your self..

  • kamal

    APC is fast gainin, its a blessin Wamako, live d idiots n join d progressives. Am sure alot of foolish fools will b making sentimental comments.

  • igbiki

    Because he voted for Amechi?

    In the end, Mr Jonathan will be the last man standing in the dead Profoundly Decadent Party (PDP).

    He will be standing then with only one leg.

  • Nafiu G Giwa

    It is the PDP Leaders great mistake ever, they’re just trying to enforce GEJ on power again with out real politcal election in the nation. Wamakko we’re behind you for ever.

  • Abdulsalam Inua

    Ambassador or wat do u call urself, know wat u ryt u think evrybody is a drunk lyk ur GEJ who cant even address d world at d golden jubilee of AU b/c he was over drunk wit Ogogoro. Mr Wamako is not a drunk lyk ur GEJ whose drunkenness has made him incapable of runnin d Nation

  • Sadiq Garba

    APC has no place for the Wammakos.
    Remember how his thirst for power brought him in to PDP.