The River Sate Chapter of People Democratic Party, Monday, lived up to its billing by expelling eighteen members of the party, loyal to Gov. Rotimi Amaechi.The party cited failure without any justifiable reason to submit themselves before the performance evaluation committee of the party as rationale for their expulsion, but sources says that the expulsion is a ploy the rid the party of Amaechi loyalist.
Announcing their expulsion, Bro Felix Obuah, the State Chairman of the party, said, “those expelled include: Mr George Feyii – Secretary to Government, Sir Tony Okocha – Chief of Staff to Government Hous, Dr Sam-Jaja – Former Deputy National Chairman PDP, Mrs Aleruchi Cookey-Gam – Administrator, GPHCDA, Mr Victor Giadom, Hon. Commissioner for Works, Hon Augustine D. Wokocha, Hon. Commissioner for Power, Worgu Bom Esq, Hon. Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Joe P. Poroma, Hon. Commissioner for Social Welfare & Rehabilitation, Ezemonye Ezekiel Amadi, Hon. Commissioner for Lands & Survey, Hon Fred Igwe, Hon. Commissioner for Sports, Hon Emmanuel Chinda, Hon. Commissioner for Agriculture, Hon Mrs Joeba West, Hon. Commissioner for Women Affairs, Mrs Patricia Simon Hart, Hon. Commissioner for Water Resources and Rural Development, Hon Okey Amadi, Hon. Commissioner for Energy, Mr Charles Okaye, Hon. Commissioner for Chieftaincy Affairs, Dr Nnabuihe N. Imegwu, Hon. Commissioner for Culture & Tourism, Mrs Ibim Semenitari, Hon. Commissioner for Information & Communication and Mr Samuel Eyiba, Hon Commissioner for Local Government.”
The party chairman further explained that the party, acting on the recommendation of the disciplinary and the performance evaluation committee, had to wield the big stick on the affected members for not only refusing to honour the performance assessment committee’s invitation but also not considering it worthwhile to excuse themselves or send in written reports of their stewardships if they were not chanced to put up appearance despite the well-publicized sitting arrangements of the committee.
This, according to the chairman is considered as an affront, insubordination and lack of respect for constituted authority, stressing that the committee duly notified all concerned and was willing to accept any written report from such persons where necessary but did not receive any supervening circumstance that made it impossible for any of them to honour the invitation.
“We had no choice but to show them the way out of the party because we cannot continue to operate in this disorderly manner being a serious and disciplined political party”, the chairman remarked.The chairman however noted that those who did not appear before the performance evaluation committee escaped the party sanction were those who were able to reach both the party leadership as well as the committee but most importantly, sent in a documentation of their performances which the committee accepted as satisfactorily.
Source: Huhu Online
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