The Bayelsa State Chapter of the All Progressive Congress, APC, have suspended former Minister of State for Agriculture and Rural Development, and governorship aspirant in the 2019 election, Sen. Heineken Lokpobiri, and eleven others for alleged anti-party activities.
Also suspended is the former governorship aspirant in the state and member of the President Buhari Campaign Council, Preye Aganaba, and State Deputy Chairman, Orubebe Ogeibiri.
Others are a former member of the House of Representative and the Director-General of the Lokpobiri Governorship Campaign Organization, Hon. Warman Ogoriba, a former member of the Board of Trustee of the Party, Hon. Perez Peretu, Hon. Sunday Frank-Oputu, a former House of Representative aspirant, Hon Osom Blackson, Samuel Aredeh, Ebierein Falla Itubo, Pius Otia and a former Publicity Secretary of the Party, Hon. Fortune Panebi.
The State Party Chairman, Hon Jonathan Amos and the State Secretary, Hon. Alabo Martins led over 27 signatories of the State Executive Committee of the State chapter of the As party to sign the suspension which has also been forwarded to the National Vice Chairman of the party, South-South, Chief Ntufam Hilliard Eta.
Doifie Ola Buokoribo, the Spokesperson of the party in a statement issued on Thursday in Yenagoa the stated capital said “The suspension of Lokpobiri and others was followed by the recommendation of the fact-finding and disciplinary committee inaugurated on 31st of July, 2019 in accordance with article 21(B) and (D) of the APC constitution.
According to the statement, ”The committee objectively looked into the several allegations of anti-party activities levelled against them that ran contrary to the provision of the APC constitution, morally and a good conscience which brought about great electoral misfortune for the party.
“The action was to set clear signals to deviants masquerading in the party especially those working against its collective interest and aspirations.
“We, however, thank Bayelsans and its numerous supporters for keeping faith with the party and for the above solidarity during and after the November 16, 2019, governorship election.”