A faction of the People’s Democratic Party, loyal to President Goodluck Jonathan, has announced the expulsion of Governor Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi from the party.
The announcement came less than 24 hours after eight Nigerian governors in the putative All Progressives Congress, advised Amaechi to meet with President Goodluck Jonathan and brief him on the security crisis rocking the state.
The faction accused Amaechi of leading the opposition and of being a member of the yet to be registered APC, ” to achieve what it called a “Vice-Presidential ambition.”
Ibibia Walters, secretary of the faction declared at a Press Conference in Port Harcourt today:
“The PDP therefore bids him farewell from the party and also wishes him well in his future endeavours with the yet to be registered A.P C,while calling all and sundry to rally round President Goodluck Jonathan”
Walters accused the governor of flagrant abuse of office, claiming that the people of the state were dismayed that the Governor now basks in euphoria of his newfound role as the leader of opposition in the country as demonstrated by the solidarity visit of governors from the north.
The party also took a swipe at the Governor’s relationship with Professor Wole Soyinka and some opposition Governors, who they said have turned Amaechi’s “ mouthpiece”.
Walters accused Amaechi of funnelling the state’s funds into the handsof fellow opposition members, ”forgetting that everything one does has a price.”
They also slammed him of dramatically arranging the suspension of the executive chairman,the Vice Chairman and the seventeen Councillors of the Obio-Akpor Local Government through the State House of Assembly.
Source: PM News