Bayelsa party chair’s sus­pen­sion: Frank tack­les APC

Daily Trust - - IT WORLD - By Muideen Olaniyi

The Deputy Na­tional Pub­lic­ity Sec­re­tary of the rul­ing All Pro­gres­sives Congress (APC), Com­rade Timi Frank, has con­demned the sus­pen­sion of the Bayelsa State chair­man of the party, Chief Tiwe Oru­minighe, by the Na­tional Work­ing Com­mit­tee (NWC) for al­leged anti-party ac­tiv­i­ties.

Frank, in a state­ment yes­ter­day, said the party lead­er­ship had com­mit­ted “un­for­giv­able er­ror” against its con­sti­tu­tion.

He said, “If there are al­le­ga­tions against state party chair­man, it is ex­pected of NWC to set up a panel of en­quiry to in­ves­ti­gate these al­le­ga­tions and give the chair­man in ques­tion a fair hear­ing and not sus­pen­sion like in this case.

“Like I have been say­ing, Nige­ri­ans will now see the ex­cesses of the Chief Oye­gun­led NWC and how the sup­posed lead­ers are cre­at­ing un­nec­es­sary cri­sis by tak­ing sides prac­ti­cally in all state chap­ters of the fed­er­a­tion,” he claimed.

The APC chieftain said this is not the best time for the party to sus­pend any­body but time to em­bark on gen­uine rec­on­cil­i­a­tion, ad­ding that “all that Chief Oye­gun-led NWC has been do­ing was dis­play of im­punity.

“One will be forced to ask if Chief Oye­gun has two party con­sti­tu­tions where he uses one for his own favour and the other against his per­ceived en­e­mies?” he also stated.

There was con­fu­sion over the is­sue as two sep­a­rate let­ters em­anated over the pun­ish­ment meted out to the of­fender as one of the cor­re­spon­dences stated that he was sus­pended, while the other said he had been ex­pelled.

The let­ter signed by the Na­tional Sec­re­tary of the party, Mai Mala Buni, said the NWC took the ac­tion, fol­low­ing the rec­om­men­da­tions of the APC South-South Zonal Ex­ec­u­tive Com­mit­tee.

The di­vi­sion in the State Ex­ec­u­tive Com­mit­tee (SEC) of the APC has split them into two fac­tions with some loyal to former Gov­er­nor Timipre Sylva.

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