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APC Accuses Dickson Of Destabilizing Party In Bayelsa

Posted: Jul 7, 2015 at 2:20 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Igoniko Oduma  /  Yenagoa


The All Progressives Congress in Bayelsa State has accused Governor Seriake Dickson of doing everything within his power to destabilize the APC ahead of the forthcoming governorship election in the state.

The state chairman of APC, Tiwei Orunimighe, made the accusation in a statement at the weekend in Yenagoa.

He said Dickson was bent on instigating crisis in the party to create factions and weaken it to the advantage of the ruling PDP before the processes for the governorship election would begin.

He equally alleged that the police in the state was also allowing itself to be used as an agent of doom by the governor.

According to him, the governor had been allegedly funding and sponsoring some disgruntled APC elements to perpetually keep the party divided along factional lines.

Tiwei, a former chairman of Southern Ijaw Local Government Area in the administration of former Governor Timipre Sylva, said Dickson had enlisted a chieftain of the party, Perekeme Kpodoh, who had been expelled from the party, to foment trouble in the party.

But reacting to the allegations, Governor Dickson said the APC should blame itself for accepting failed and questionable politicians into its fold. Dickson, who spoke through his Chief Press Secretary, Daniel Iworiso-Markson, absolved himself of any involvement in the party’s confusion, stressing that “he is too preoccupied with the business of governance”.