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Bayelsa APC leaders reject party’s chairman as Sylva’s running mate

09 October 2015, 15:01

Yenagoa - Fifteen members of the Bayelsa State Working Committee (SWC) of All Progressives Congress (APC) have kicked against the alleged plan by the party’s chairman, Tiwei Orunimigha, to become the running mate of the party’s governorship candidate Timipre Sylva in the December 5 governorship election, reports The Nation.

Orunimighe and his supporters have been at daggers drawn with Sylva over the choice of his running mate in the election.

Members of the SWC said they were not part of the running mate controversy and flayed the disposition of Orunimighe’s supporters.

Also read: Anxiety in Bayelsa APC as Sylva picks running mate

The SWC members said they did not support an alleged decision by a few aggrieved persons to side Orunimighe against Sylva’s choice.

The SWC members stated that the claims that Orunimighe had been adopted was wrong and mischievious.

Among those who disowned Tiwei’s position are the party’s Secretary Marlin Daniel; Youth Leader Edison Sorgwe; Financial Secretary Seiyefa Oruabere; Organising Secretary Tonye Okio; Publicity Secretary Fortune Panebi; Assistant Secretary, Alabo Martins and Woman Leader Cynthia Boro.

Read more at The Nation.

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