The Rivers State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has placed 15 of its Local Government chapter Chairmen on indefinite suspension.
Just about 24 hours ago, Governor Nyesom Wike suspended 12 local government chairmen for allegedly refusing to attend official state functions.
A statement signed by the State Secretary of the Party, Hon. Samuel Okpoko said the State Executive of the party in an emergency meeting on Thursday, April 18, 2019 at the State Secretariat approved the indefinite suspension of the 15 LGA Party Chairmen.
The affected Local Government Party Chairmen include: Abua-Odual, Ahoada East, Ahoada West, Akuku-Toru, Andoni, Bonny, Degema, Eleme and Emohua.
Others are Khana, Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni, Okrika, Omuma, Opobo/Nkoro and Oyigbo.
The statement directed all the suspended Local Government Party Chairmen to handover all party property in their possession to their Deputies.
Those affected by Wike’s suspension were chairmen of Ikwerre, Eleme, Andoni, Omuma and Ogu/Bolo,
Okrika, Emohua, Abua/Odual, Degema, Khana, Gokana, Ahoada East LGAs.
According to a statement from Wike’s office, the suspended council chairmen are Paul Kobani, Gokana; Ben Eke, Ahoada East; Samuel Nwanosike, Ikwerre; Philip Okparaji, Eleme; Paul L. Paul, Andoni; Christian Nwaiwu, Omuma; Erasmus Victor, Ogu/Bolo; Philemon Kingolo, Okrika LGA; Tom Aliezi, Emohua; Daniel E.O. Daniel, Abua/Odual; Tony Phimoore, Degema; and Lahteh Loolo, Khana.
Wike went on to notify the Rivers State House of Assembly of the suspension of the 12 council chairmen.