Appointment of Gov. Tambuwal as PDP Governors Forum chair unconstitutional

Governor Wike of Rivers State ‘unconstitutionally’ remove as PDP Govs. forum chair


By Dave Iyima

A coalition of civil society organizations in Nigeria- the Centre for Credible Leadership & Citizens Awareness (CCLCA), has described the current development in Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governors Forum as a rape on modern democracy.

The group said the manner Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State was removed whose tenure is yet to elapse as Chairman, PDP Governors Forum is a monumental electoral fraud and a rape on modern democracy.

Speaking to pressmen on Tuesday, January, 28 2020, the DG of CCLCA, Dr. Nwambu Gabriel, said that this was a monumental fraud especially while Governor Dickson, whose tenure was still subsisting was ongoing.

Dr. Gabriel said: “Again, the beauty of modern democracy is hinged on a vibrant opposition, he said, this decision will further weaken the opposition party and create factions within the party leading to a possible one party state and an eventual totalitarianism.

“Secondly, the PDP Governors had stated that while Governor Tambuwal whose tenure as the Deputy Chairman, Nigerian Governors Forum has not elapsed, it becomes an abnormality to appoint Governor Tambuwal as the D.G., PDP Governors Forum. This by itself is self contradictory. Tambuwal cannot in a democratic dispensation hold brief of these two positions simultaneously.

“We hereby advice all lovers of democracy to advice Governor Wike who has consistently played a bully to desist forthwith from this dastard act and allow democratic tenets within the party.”