Onyebuchi Ezigbo in Abuja
The crisis rocking the Bayelsa state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has continued despite efforts at brokering peace by the party’s national Chairman, Chief John Oyegun.
He met with the two warring factions in state along with their political leaders, former governor of Bayelsa State, Timipre Sylva, and APC deputy spokesperson, Comrade Timi Frank, behind closed doors for hours on Wednesday but could not reach an agreement.
Rather, the matter took another dimension as ward chairmen in the state took a protest to the national secretariat of the party in Abuja, asking the leadership of the party to correct the alleged manipulation of political appointments by the former governor of the state, Chief Timipre Sylva.
The ward chairmen, while staging a protest at the APC national Secretariat, also told Chief Sylva not to retire from politics with all the political appointments meant for the APC members in the state.