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Bayelsa APC Suspends Former Governor Sylva, 4 Others

Posted: Apr 2, 2016 at 9:32 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

The All Progressives Congress (APC) Bayelsa state chapter has suspended the former governor of the state and its gubernatorial candidate in the last governorship election, Chief Timipre Silva.

Silva and the leadership of the state executive of the party led by Chief Timipa Orunimighe have been embroiled in a face-off over nominations for federal appointments allocated to the state, with the latteraccusing the ex-governor of selling the slots to the highest bidder.

Orunimighe and other members of the state executive last week brought the complaint before the National Chairman of APC, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun who asked the warring parties to hold their peace and allow the party use its internal conflict resolution mechanisms to try to resolve the dispute.