PDP Suspends Governor Wamakko of Sokoto State
Few days after the National Chairman of the the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur threatened recalcitrant members, the party has suspended Sokoto State Governor, Dr. Aliyu Wamakko for breaching party rules.
Only about two weeks ago,PDP suspended the Rivers State Governor, Hon.
A statement on Wednesday by the National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Chief Olisa Metuh, said Wamakko was suspended because of his repeated breaches of the party's constitution.
Metuh said the governor had failed, several times, to honor the invitations and lawful directives of the NWC, which suspended him on Wednesday.
The statement by Metuh reads in full: 'The National Working Committee at its 338th meeting held on Wednesday, June 5, 2013, 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 NWC notes that on several occasions, Governor Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko had ignored invitations and lawful directives of the NWC in this regard and has continued to show complete apathy to the affairs of the party and contempt to an organ of the Party.
'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, Dr. 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.'