Suspension of Silva Stands, Says Bayelsa APC

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Onyebuchi Ezigbo in Abuja
The leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bayelsa State chapter has dismissed reports of the revocation of the suspension imposed on a former governor, Chief Timipre Silva, for anti party activities.

In a statement issued on monday and signed by the state chairman, Chief Timipa Orunimighe and Secretary, Mr. Daniel Marlin, the party said there has been no such pronouncement or declaration, as the NWC has not sat on the matter to take any decision.

“Our attention has been drawn to a story making the rounds that the National Working Committee (NWC) of our party, the APC ,has declared the suspension of Chief Timipre Sylva and 4 others as illegal, null and void.

“To set the records straight, there has been no such pronouncement or declaration, as the NWC has not sat on the matter to take any decision.The suspension of Chief Sylva therefore stands, pending the outcome of investigations.
“The public is hereby advised to disregard the said fabricated story and look forward to the outcome of investigations on the matter,” he said.

Meanwhile the Minister of State for Agriculture, Senator Heineken Lokpobiri never got his appointment on the platter of financial negotiations as was being insinuated by some leaders of the party in Bayelsa State.

In a statement by his Special Assistant (Media), Donald Ojogo, the minister said that like other appointees of Mr President, Senator Lokpobiri was duly considered worthy to be so appointed to his position.

“It is a clear case of misrepresentation of facts to insinuate that former governor of Bayelsa who is the leader of the APC in Bayelsa State, Chief Timipre Sylva, collected money from the Hon minister before his appointment as minister. This is an outright fabrication,” he said.