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Why Amaechi’s Suspension Wasn’t Lifted – Akpabio

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Akpabio and AmaechiThe National Caucus of the ruling Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP, has explained that the suspension of Gov. Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers was not lifted because it did not want to act in subjudice of a pending court case on the matter.

The party organ gave the explanation late on Tuesday after a meeting presided over by President Goodluck Jonathan at the Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

In a parley with State House correspondents after the closed-door meeting which came to a close at about 11 p.m., the Chairman of the  PDP Governors Forum, Godswill Akpabio of Akwa Ibom, said the body was briefed on Amaechi’s suspension.

Akpabio explained that lifting Amaechi’s suspension would amount to over-reaching the decision of a competent court, sitting on the case challenging the action.

According to Akpabio, the National Working Committee (NWC) easily arrived at the decision to lift the suspension of Sokoto governor Aliyu Wamakko because the matter was not in court.

“The PDP National Caucus was fully briefed on all issues pertaining to the party.

“We made an appeal to the NWC to look at the suspension but the one of the Rivers State Governor is sub-judice because he has gone to court.

“The one of Sokoto did not go to court and so the suspension was lifted,” Akpabio explained.

Information Nigeria recalls that Amaechi was suspended on May 27, over allegations concerning his refusal to heed the party’s instruction to reinstate the elected council chairman of Obio/Akpor Local Government Council in Rivers.

Wamakko, on the other hand, who was suspended on June 5 for alleged serial disobedience to party authority, had been recalled by the party.

 

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  1. prince

    June 19, 2013 at 8:24 pm

    God ‘ll punish you all for your evil act, nigerians are suffering due to your BAD leadership and curruption.

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#EndSARS: Protesters Rain Curses On Me: Femi Adesina

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Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina has revealed that he has been receiving curses from Nigerians through phone calls and text messages over a false report that he advised his principal to shun protesters.

Adesina stated in an article he wrote titled: “An Enemy of the People’ published on Thursday evening.

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He explained that his telephone numbers were posted on social media, thereby, making people reach out to him with curses.

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Recall that InformationNigeria earlier reported that Governor Makinde of Oyo State on Thursday lost his mother, Chief Abigail Makinde.

The governor’s mother passed on at age 81.

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Reacting to the news, Sanwo-Olu prayed for the dead and consoled the bereaved via his official Twitter handle on Thursday. He wrote:

“I commiserate with Governor @seyiamakinde on the passing to eternal glory of his dear mother, Mrs Abigail Makinde.

While I extend my condolences to the Makinde family, I pray that God grants them the grace and courage to bear the loss. May mama’s soul rest eternally.”

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INEC Announces Date for 2023 Presidential Election

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has disclosed that the 2023 presidential election will hold on February 18, 2023.

The Chairman of the Commission (INEC), Prof Mahmood Yakubu, made this known on Thursday while delivering his goodwill message at the inauguration of the special adhoc committee on the review of the 1999 constitution.

Yakubu told members of the House of Representatives there were about 855 days left before the next general election.

Also the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, urged the committee to pick things they can get over with and avoid the ones that will stall the process and destabilize the system.

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