The Peoples Democratic Party wielded its big stick again on Wednesday as it suspended the Governor of Sokoto State, Dr Aliyu Wamakko. The suspension was announced via a communique issued after the meeting of the party’s National Working Committee.
According to the communique signed by Olisa Metuh, the party’s National Publicity Secretary, Wamakko was suspended for his refusal to honour invitations of the NWC. The communique reads in part: The National Working Committee (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 Magatarkada Wamakko, the Executive Governor of Sokoto State”. It was also contained in the communique that “on several occasions, Governor Aliyu 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 3, 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) and (2), hereby suspends the Executive Governor of Sokoto State, Dr Aliyu Magatarkada 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 of the Party”.
Ir will be recalled that the party suspended Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State on May 27, 2013.