The Rivers State chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has suspended the Minister of Transportation and former governor of the state Rt. Hon. Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi from the party.
At the State Executive Caretaker Committee meeting in Port Harcourt on Monday, December 21, 2020, presided by Rt. Hon. Igo Aguma, the state Acting/Caretaker Committee Chairman of the APC, which was well attended by Statutory/Executive members of the party both physically and virtually, major issues were deliberated upon with the following decisions:
The State Executive Caretaker Committee ratified the recommendation of the State Disciplinary Committee of the APC, which looked into the decision of the ward and local government chapters to suspend His Excellency, Rt. Hon. Rotimi Amaechi of Ward 8, Ikwerre Local Government Area of Rivers State for anti-party activities.
The State Executive Committee also accepted and ratified the decision of the State Disciplinary Committee to uphold the indefinite suspension of Barr Isaac Ogbobula by the Ward 10 and Executive of Ahoada-East Local Government Area of Rivers State, adding that Barr Isaac Ogbobula is hereby suspended indefinitely from Rivers State APC.
Briefing the executive committee, the state Chairman said that he received communication from the APC Executive of Gokana Local Government Area to the effect that both Ward 16, Bera and the Gokana Local Government chapters of the party have expelled Chief Victor Giadom from the APC; as well as a report from Emohua Local Government chapter that both Ward 4 and Emohua Local Government chapter of the party in Rivers State have suspended Senator Chief Andrew Uchendu from the APC.
The Executive Committee referred both reports from Emohua and Gokana local government areas on Chief Victor Giadom and Senator Andrew Uchendu to the State Disciplinary Committee for further action in line with Article 21 of the APC Constitution.
The State Executive Committee also mandated the Caretaker Chairman, Rt Hon Aguma to write a letter to the Rivers State Independent Electoral Commission, RISIEC, communicating the readiness of the APC in Rivers State to fully participate in the April 17th, 2021 local government election in the state.
The State Caretaker Committee also expressed its commitment to work assiduously to bring the party to reckoning in Rivers State, stating, “We therefore urge our teeming members and supporters to stay focused as we collectively usher in the new dawn of APC in Rivers State.”