Following an alleged breach of constitution, Governor Magatakarda Wamakko of Sokoto State, has been suspended from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The National Working Committee (NWC) of the party came to the decision to suspend him at its meeting yesterday.
According to the communiqué signed by the National Publicity Secretary of the party, Chief Olisa Metuh, “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.”
The communiqué further stated that, the repeated breaches and disregard to the party’s constitution by Wamakko, were also discussed adding that the governor’s suspension is in furtherance of the determination of the leadership of the party to enforce discipline at all levels within the party.