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PDP blasts APC over alleged N400m ministerial appointment scam

05 April 2016, 20:24

Yenagoa -  The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Bayelsa State has berated the All Progressives Congress (APC) over its internal bickering resulting from crisis of confidence regarding the accusation that former governor Timipre Sylva, took bribe as trade off for ministerial nomination.

Leaders and members of the APC in Bayelsa State were jolted by the revelations that Sylva collected the sum of N400m from Senator Hineken Lokpobirias bribe for his appointment as minister.

Also read: Buhari’s minister denies buying slot from Sylva

The PDP in a statement by the state secretary, Godspower Kenku in Yenagoa on Tuesday, said the latest scandal in APC has shown that those who were parading themselves as leaders of the people were not people of integrity.

Kenku, who regretted that so many unsuspecting individuals and politicians had been fooled by the antics of the former governor, called on the APC leadership in the state not to allow its internal crisis constitute a breach of peace in the state.

He observed that the unfolding showdown in the APC was not a surprise taking into account the nature and antecedents of the personalities involved, adding that similar stunt was already afoot to bribe the judiciary in order to influence the outcome of the ongoing case at the tribunal over the last governorship election in the state.

”The PDP is not surprised that the APC is fighting over the issue of buying and selling of federal appointments even as we were alarmed that the ministerial slot cost the sum of N400 million because such is the nature and character of the personalities who once held positions of leadership in the state.

“As a party, we are glad that all this is coming into the open for the general public to see the stuff these characters are made of. For them, anything can be bought, including their quest to bribe the judiciary to deliver judgement in their favour. 

“Thankfully, the secret evil plot has now come to public knowledge and the whole world is watching to see how the judiciary will be compromised to truncate the will of the people”, Keku stated.

- News 24


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