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Bayelsa APC disown elders forum

15 April 2016, 17:42

Yenagos - The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bayelsa State has disowned a group of party members claiming to be elders of the party in the state.

The party said such a group was foreign to the party constitution and the national secretariat of the party.

The party in a statement signed by the state Secretary of the party, Daniel Marlin, said genuine elders of the party in the state were busy doing what they can to help resolve the crisis within the party in the state.

Also read: Sylva blames PDP for APC Bayelsa problems

The statement said those claiming to be elders of the party were nowhere during the formation of the party and asked party faithfuls to disregard such group as they were not working for the interest of the party in the state.

The statement reads: “It has come to our notice that a certain group which calls itself the ‘Bayelsa APC Elders Forum’ have been going to press lately to complicate the ongoing crises in our state.

"We wish to disown such a group as they are merely a make-shift lot drafted to do the bidding of their paymasters.

“This group was absent in all the many battles of the Bayelsa APC including our difficult embryoic phase when we would have needed such a group going by the sheer elegance of the name they chose to call themselves.

"The group is also not known to the national leadership of the APC. It is also not backed up by the constitution of our great party the APC.

“It is very curious; a shabby group in levels below obscurity would spring up just to discredit the Bayelsa state APC and its hard-bitten leadership.

"We are in touch with the genuine elders of our party and they have generously offered the advise and wisdom expected of Elders, not this rowdy gang tagging themselves as Elders of Bayelsa APC.

“Party faithfuls and the general public should therefore disregard publications and actions from this food-is-ready group as they are nothing but recruits made up of friends and former aides of Timipre Sylva.”


- News 24


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