Our Expulsion Is Illegal, Laughable- APC Leaders

The nine members of the All Progressives Congress suspended and later expelled   by the Bayelsa State chapter of the party, have described the actions against them as laughable.

They said through their leader, Richard Kpodo, that their suspension and   expulsion were “illegal, unconstitutional and a breach of due process.”

According to them, the actions against them was a deliberate act by “some questionable characters” to cause an implosion within the party in the state.

The APC had on Monday expelled two and suspended seven of its leaders for anti-party activities. The two expelled members are Kpodo, a former Security Adviser to the State Government   and   Sunday Oputu.

Those suspended are   Godwin Sidi, Fred Akamu, Rosemary Okeazi,   Livinus Opratapu, Harrow Zuokumo, Enoch Koripamo and Christopher Abariowei.

The APC Secretary in the state,   Marlin Daniel, had said that Kpodo and Oputu   left the APC to join the opposition.

But Kpodo said he and others   had filed a petition before the national leadership of the party.

He warned that   if the APC failed to put its house in order, it should forget winning the 2016 governorship election in the state.

He said, “It is funny that party men cannot come together and discuss the way forward for the good of our party. How can some persons accused of criminal charges be selected to lead the party.

“This is the result you will get. They did not follow the constitution; they did not provide an avenue for fair hearing. It is criminal.”

Kpodo, who has been having a running battle with a former governor and leader of the party in the state,   Timipre Sylva, accused him (Sylva) of promoting crisis within the party.


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