A faction of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Bayelsa State led Hon. Ebierien Fala Itubor has slammed the Governor Mala Buni led Caretaker and Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee of the party over claims that the warring factions in Bayelsa and few other states have been reconciled, saying such claims of reconciliation is untrue and a calculated attempt to further throw the party into crisis.
The Governor Mala Buni led Caretaker and Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee of the party committee had through a statement issued on Tuesday, 10 November, 2020 in Abuja by Yekini Nabena, APC Deputy National Publicity Secretary appealed to aggrieved members of the party to halt all litigations in courts in the spirit of true reconciliation and claimed that disagreements had been resolved and warring factions reconciled in Bauchi, Bayelsa, Cross River, Edo, Ekiti, Enugu, Zamfara, Ondo, and Oyo States.
But the faction of the party in Bayelsa, in a statement yesterday signed by its Chairman, Hon. Ebierien Fala Itubor, denied knowledge of any reconciliatory meetings among warring factions in the state, “we are not surprised by the claims being made by Yekini Nabena. Nabena is a stooge to Chief Timipre Sylva. It should be known by the National Caretaker Committee that there was never a time any reconciliation meeting was called and the status of the party is that the contentious issues have not been resolved.”
“Or is it that when two or three persons sit in Abuja to discuss party affair over champagne, the reconciliation have been concluded. The Bayelsa APC is fragmented along factions and these factions are calling on the Gombe Governor led Reconciliation Committee and the Governor Mala Buni Committee not to allow the Chief Timipre Sylva led faction to hoodwink them into false claims and instigate huge failure for the party. Recent events have shown that the party’s current divided status will never allow it record any political victory in the state.”
It would recalled that the fold of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Bayelsa State had, in the last few months following the loss of the Governorship mandate through the verdict of the Supreme Court, been gripped by crisis with suspension and counter suspension of National, State and Local Government leaders over allegations of anti-party activities.
While a faction of the party loyal to Chief Timipre Sylva is led by the Chairman, Jothan Amos, the other faction is led by Hon. Ebierien Fala Itubor.