Fresh crisis rocks Bayelsa APC as party suspends state, LG exco members few weeks to election

The All Progressives Congress, APC, in Bayelsa State has been embroiled in fresh crisis barely one month before the November 16th Governorship elections in the State, with the suspension and counter suspension of state officers by the state party leadership and a faction loyal to Senator Heineken Lokpobiri.

The State Executive Committee led by the state party chairman, Mr Amos Jotham, on Thursday suspended the deputy chairman Ogeibiri Orubebe, the Legal Adviser Chris Toborowei Olorogun, Ekeremor Council Chapter Chairman and Secretary Amasighan Azikiwe, and Olorogun Isaac respectively and Sagbama Local Government chapter Chairman,  Peter Bofumu.

The state executive working committee came out with the suspension following the petition brought before it at an emergency meeting held at the state party secretariat in Yenagoa.

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State chairman of the party, Jothan Amos explained that in alliance with the resolution reached by the committee, that the aforementioned people were suspended due to “gross misconduct and anti-party activities which were reported and investigated.”

He said, after the direct primaries of the party which saw the emergence of Chief David Lyon as the party’s candidate for the November 16 elections, it was expected that whatever diverse interest anyone had before the primary, should have been dropped for the overall interest of the party.

According to him, the said persons’ refusal to drop the pursuit of their personal interest, is a clear indication they are against the party and their actions could mar the predicted success of the party, necessitating their indefinite suspension from the party.

The Assistant Organising Secretary of the party, Tari Emberru who raised the motion for their suspension, maintained that the consistent show of truancy and misconduct by the affected persons, undermine the unity and constituted.

Fresh crisis rocks Bayelsa APC as party suspends state, LG exco members few weeks to election

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