APC NWC member faults suspension of Bayelsa chairman by Oyegun

Barsaba Taglieri
Agosto 7, 2017

Timi Frank has said that the party is dead under its chairman, John Oyegun.

He further noted that recent comments attributed to the former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and Senate President, Bukola Saraki, on the state of the party affairs have vindicated him on Chief Oyegun poor leadership style.

The crisis rocking the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State, appears to have spread to Bayelsa State as the state chairman was expelled last weekend.

Frank has been at loggerheads with the APC chairman over his alleged high-handedness and undemocratic tendencies.

Specifically, Atiku decried the party's inability to hold meetings of its different organs, or constitute institutions prescribed in the party's constitution.

Atiku had stated that: "In the absence of those meetings and elections, their existing leadership, often under the direction of the Executive at the state or federal level, fill the void. And it's certainly not a way to democratize parties and aggregate their members' opinions, interests and aspirations".

Preya Apreala who spoke to The Tide on phone condemned the decision, noting that the former chairman only opposed imposition from the leader of the party, Chief Timipri Silva.

"I'm happy that some of our leaders are now speaking out against the lack of internal democracy I have been fighting for all this while", he said. "It is still not too late if others will shun sentiments and see reasons to quickly rescue APC from the current handlers, who are merchants and without minds of their own".

He noted that those who were members of the committee were members of the National Working Committee and as such can not mislead the party.

"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".

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