Friday, April 1, 2016 11:38 pm
Okafor Ofiebor/Port Harcourt
The crisis in the All Progressives Congress,APC, in Bayelsa state boiled over today as the State Chairman, Deputy Chairman, and Secretary were suspended indefinitely for alleged misconduct and embezzlement.
In a press statement, party’s Publicity Secretary, Fortune Panebi said that after an emergency State Executive Committee meeting held today, 1st of April, 2016,”that cases of Gross Misconduct, Financial Embezzlement, and Anti- party Activities have been brought against the State Chairman of the party, Chief Tiwe Orunimieghe, the Deputy State Chairman, Mr Eddy Julius and the State Secretary of the party, Mr Daniel Marlin.
“The Bayelsa State Chapter of the party this day, therefore has placed the aforementioned individuals on an indefinite suspension pending the conclusion of the investigations.”
The Party said that in the interim, the Senatorial Vice Chairman, Mr Joseph Fafi and Mr Alabo Martins are to act as Acting State Chairman and Acting Secretary respectively”.
The suspended APC chairman had at a press conference in Abuja accused state leader, former governor Timipre Sylva of selling political posts at the centre to newcomers, for huge cash.
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