Bayelsa APC Suspends Timpre Sylva


The executive of the Bayelsa state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Saturday suspended former governor of the state, Chief Timipre Sylva from the party.

State chairman of the party, Timipa Tiwei Orunimighe and the secretary, Daniel Marlin announced the decision of the party in a statement made available to Vanguard in Abuja.

Sylva had allegedly “sold” the state’s ministerial slot to Sen. Heineken Lokpobiri.

Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Timi Frank, who said earlier in the week that the APC is now divided into two factions commented on the allegation against Sylva. “I spoke in Bayelsa (about the impending crisis) but they did not take me seriously. Very soon, it (crisis) will happen at the national level too. If anyone tells you that there is no crisis in the national APC, it is a lie.

“Today I am a very happy man because when I came out before the governorship election in Bayelsa to say that Timipre Sylva cannot do the job for the second time in Bayelsa because he was not liked by the people and was very unpopular at that time, nobody took me seriously, including the leadership of the party in Bayelsa State at that time. But today, I am happy and I am thanking God that he has shown Nigerians what I knew then.

“It is a total disgrace if our party cannot act or investigate this allegation and just allow it to go under the carpet without taking action on it. Nigerians and the opposition party are waiting to see what we are going to do.”


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