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APC suspends Sylva

04 April 2016, 16:13

Yenagoa - The crisis in the Bayelsa State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has deepened with the party announcing the indefinite suspension of its governorship candidate in the December 5 election, Timipre Sylva for anti-party conducts and other reasons.

The party also suspended four other party chieftains in the state.

The four are Joseph Fafi, the party’s senatorial vice chairman central zone; Fortune Panebi, publicity secretary; Tonye Okio, organizing secretary; and Edison Sogwe

Also read: Sylva, APC in disarray over Bayelsa election

The four were accused of conniving with Sylva to destabilize the party.

A statement jointly signed by the APC chairman in the state, Timipa Orunimighe and secretary, Daniel Marlin, said the decision to suspend the five was taken at an emergency state executive meeting of the party after due consultations with its senior officials and elders in the state

The party said the former governor’s “antics betrays the present posture of President Muhammadu Buhari’s regime which has cardinal virtues of honesty, sincerity and transparency.”

The party also accused Sylva of engaging in corruption, indiscipline and trading of political offices.

- News 24


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