PDP suspends another Governor, Wamakko

By The Citizen

Sokoto State Governor Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko was suspended from the People's Democratic Party (PDP) on Wednesday for alleged disrespect for the political grouping.

The party's National Working Committee (NWC) announced the action against Wamakko Wednesday after a meeting in Abuja.

A communique released to journalists by the PDP's National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh, said: 'The NWC 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.'