South-south leaders want Amaechi expelled from PDP
The batke for the soul of Rivers State has taken turns and twists, with Nigerians split according to political persuasions on their support for the two opposing parties.
A vote of no confidence has been passed on the Governor of Rivers state, Chibuike Amaechi by For a group of elders from the south-south geo-political zone, Gov. Amaechi has committed political hara-kiri and should be expelled from the ruling Peoples' Democratic Party (PDP) to expel him from the party if he does not resign.
The group known as the South South Peoples Assembly, passed a vote of no confidence on Amaechi whom they perceive to have made himself instrument at the hands of the enemies of the region.
The deputy chairman of the group, retired Air Commodore, Idongesit Nkanga, advised the governor to resign from the PDP or be expelled by the party's leadership if he fails to do so.
According to Mr Nkanga, 'No party leader including those currently manipulating will allow what Amaechi is currently doing in the PDP.'
The group advised the governor to resign honourably to wage his war against the party as it also advised the party to expel him if he fails to quit to bring sanity to the party and serve as warnings to other renegades in the party.
A notable member of the group is elder statesman, Edwin Clark.
The Governor is currently on suspension from the party for anti-party affairs.
Addressing journalists in Abuja on Wednesday, the group also condemned the support for Mr Amaechi by some of his colleagues over the crisis in the state.
Amaechi on his part appears to enjoy solid support from members of opposition political parties, members of the civil society organizations and the media.