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Bayelsa PDP members seek removal of acting chairman

31 August 2015, 13:22

Yenagoa - The crisis rocking the Bayelsa State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) shows no sign of abating.

Most of the party’s aggrieved chieftains on Sunday called for the removal of Acting Chairman, Serena Spiff-Dokubo, before the governorship primary election of the party, reports National Mirror.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has scheduled the governorship election in the state for December 5.

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The aggrieved party members, who have formed a splinter group, the PDP Unity Group (PUG), are insisting that Spiff-Dokubo was not qualified to hold the position.

Spiff-Dokubo is a strong loyalist of Gov. Seriake Dickson, who is seeking re-election under the party’s platform.

The PUG is, however, against the re-election of  the governor.

Members of the PUG comprise mainly of the governor’s former aides, who were sacked in controversial circumstances for their allegiance to the former First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan.

A meeting organised recently at the Government House in Yenagoa to resolve the impasse between the PUG and Dickson ended in a deadlock.

PUG members, led by their Coordinator, Marie Ebikake, were said to have rebuffed Dickson’s appeals to sheathe their sword.

Read more at National Mirror.

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