Bayelsa APC state congress: Remove committee chairman now!, Chieftain tells Oyegun

Member of All Progressives Congress (APC) National Convention Committee (NCC), Preye Aganaba, has called on the National Chairman of the party, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, to call the committee chairman of Bayelsa state congress, Mr Ahmed Usman  to order over the purported ongoing congress in the state.

Aganaba had earlier on Friday said the national secretariat of the party ordered that Bayelsa state congress be postponed till Monday over some lingering issues.

But he said to his surprise, he was told that the congress committee chairman is currently conducting the exercise on the order of some persons in the state.

The party chieftain, in a statement he personally signed and made available to journalists on Saturday, urged the National Chairman to quickly intervene in the matter so as not to throw the Bayelsa chapter of APC into deeper crisis.

According to him, “We received directive from the National Secretariat on Friday that our state congress should be held on Monday, a position which the National Organising Secretary, Sen. Osita Izunaso, confirmed to me.

“The committee was duly informed, the current Bayelsa APC chairman confirmed it and all of us were preparing towards Monday exercise only to be told this morning that the congress chairman was being forced by one man to go ahead with the illegal congress today.

“This is unacceptable to us because the reason why the party is holding congresses is to build the party and not to divide it. We have lost confidence in the Chairman of Bayelsa state Congress committee.

“We are asking the National Chairman to either call the committee chairman to order or remove him because he has compromised the process.

“As we speak now, the congress materials are still with the committee secretary Ambassador Soni Abang who is not part of the ongoing illegal congress in Bayelsa, so where did the committee chairman get the materials he is using for the congress?” He asked.

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