Abuja - The ruling People Democratic Party (PDP) urged the leadership of All Progressive Congress (APC) to desist from factionalism saying such would further disrupt the existing peace and progress in the Bayelsa State.
The PDP in the state, through a statement signed by its regional Chairman, Sam Inokoba, noted with serious concern the rising tensions among the three factions of the APC in the state, led by Ebikibina Miriki, Richard Kpodo and Tiwei Orunimighe.
They are all claiming leadership of the party in the region.
Inokoba commended the State Government on its commitment to the protection of lives and property in the region.
He said the ruling party was lending its voice to that of the State Government to urge the APC national leadership to, as a matter of urgency, resolve the “brewing imbroglio” and announce its authentic leadership in the state.
He argued the state could not afford to be thrown into undue chaos and crisis as a result of APC's alleged failure to put its house in order.
Inokoba also reminded the leadership of the APC at the National level that, two of its factional leaders (Richard Kpodo and Tiwei Orunimighe) were on the police’s wanted list for various offences and alleged both men have since been on the run.
“We are therefore calling on the national leadership of the APC to be mindful of the type of characters they may be considering as party leaders in the State, since it has been duly established that they are on the wanted list of the police. Similarly, we call on the national leadership of the APC to hid the advice of the State Government on the use of Kpodo's personal house as the party's office in the State, knowing fully well that the same building along with several others in the Etegwe/Edepie area of Yenagoa, have been earmarked for demolition over six months ago by the State Government in order to make way for the second flyover bridge,” said Inokoba.
– CAJ News