JUST IN! APC Suspends Bayelsa Ex-gov, Sylva, 4 others

JUST IN!  APC Suspends Bayelsa Ex-gov, Sylva, 4 others

By Chris Suleiman, Abuja

The crisis rocking the Bayelsa state chapter of the All Progreasives Congress (APC) has degenerated as the chapter has announcement the  suspension of  its governorship flag bearer in the last election, Chief Timipre Sylva and four other party leaders over alleged anti-party activities and corruption.

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The suspension, which was contained in a statement signed by the state chairman and the Secretary, Chief Timipia Tiwei Orunimighe and Comrade Daniel Marlin, respectively, where they described as “unbecoming” of the former governor Sylva, alleging further that “last week Tuesday precisely, paid a clandestine visit to one of the south south Governors of the PDP, this is just one of the series of correspondences between them” which is in breach of the party’s constitution.

The statement  further stated that: “After due consultations with relevant stake holders and elders in the state, the Bayelsa state executive committee at an emergency meeting today 1st of April, 2016 by 6pm took the painful but necessary decision to suspend our Guber flag bearer  in the 2015 elections Chief Timipre Sylva pending the investigation of the following cases brought against him:

” Anti-party activities. We have it on good record Timipre Sylva, last week Tuesday precisely, paid a clandestine visit to one of the south south Governors of the pdp, this is just one of the series of correspondences between them and we find it grossly unbecoming. This is in direct breach of Article 21, under ‘Offences’ in the party constitution which states in section 2, ‘Anti-Party activities or any conduct, which is likely to embarrass or have adverse effect on the party or bring the party into hatred, contempt, ridicule or disrepute’ Is punishable.

” Attempts to Form a parallel executive. This is in complete defiance of Article 21, under offences which states, ‘Factionalization or creating parallel party organs at any level’ is punishable by the extremists of means.

” His antics betrays the present posture of Buhari’s regime which has cardinal virtues of honesty, sincerity and transparency.

” Corruption, Indiscipline and Tradin

It could be recalled that the party exco had earlier accuse Timipre Sylva of trading the party slot of appointment where he was said to have sold. The ministerial slot to State Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Mr. Heinekene Lokpbiri.

Sylva has since denied he allegation and accused the party leadership of asking for too much even when they lack the requisite  experience to hand certain position.

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