The conflict between the people’s democratic party and River’s state governor Rotimi Amaechi is on a thin line as they have announced recently to suspend the governor.

today’s meeting of PDP’s national working committee the decision was announced to suspend the River’s governor who was not long ago elected in a controversial election to continue his reign as the chairman of the Nigerian Governor’s Forum (NGF)

PDP also last month suspended 27 River’s state lawmakers loyal to Gov Amaechi.

And now it seem’s that the conflict between the Governor Amaechi and President Goodluck Jonathan is reaching it’s final straw with the President having the backing of the rulling party

See text of the party’s statement below:

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.

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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

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