- If care is not taken, Lokpobiri will be expelled, the APC has threatened
- The party accused the former minister of anti-party activities
- As a result, the party urged the people to disregard any statement from him
Senator Heineken Lokpobiri and other chieftains of the party have been accused of anti-party activities.
As a result of this, the Bayelsa state chapter of the All Progressive Congress (APC) has threatened to expel them.
This development was as a result of intrigues ahead of the Bayelsa West senatorial bye-elections.
Doifie Buokoribo, publicity secretary of the party, disclosed this in a statement.
The party accused him of affiliating with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) which was also part of what led to his initial suspension from the party.
Going further, the party urged the people of Bayelsa West senatorial district to disregard any statement made by Lokpobiri and others.
According to Buokoribo, they do not have the authority to speak on behalf of the APC.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that the alleged discovery of 718 fake appointments leading to a supposed payroll fraud is causing some upheavals in Bayelsa and a chieftain of APC is not happy about it.
Perekeme Kpodoh, a founding member of the APC in the state, has thus urged residents and groups to avoid creating controversies around the discovery.
Governor Douye Diri is reportedly planning to clean the mess but some groups have claimed the governor, a PDP member, was plotting mass sack of workers.
Kpodoh, in a statement made available to Legit.ng, insisted that Governor Diri's plan is for the overall interest of the state and its people.
Kpodoh noted that Diri was already enjoying massive support from the people of the state because of the timely payment of salaries and pensions.
He noted that the planned action was not politically inclined against any political parties or parts of the state.
He further noted that the planned review of the state's workforce by the governor was not new since every administration across the country carries out such action.
"Governor Douye Diri's administration, like many of his counterparts in the PDP and APC including the President Buhari-led administration, is embarking on checks of the payroll list in order to guard against fraud in the state," he said.