APC lifts suspension on members ahead of Bayelsa Guber primaries
Ahead of the party’s gubernatorial primary in Bayelsa State and to give everybody equal opportunity, the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) John Odigie-Oyegun has ordered that the suspension on some members be lifted.
The chairman also affirmed that the state delegates list to be used for the governorship primaries is intact and at the party headquarters in Abuja. .
Odigie-Oyegun in a statement signed by the deputy National secretary of the APC, Timi Frank in Abuja, said the ban purportedly on some members was lifted to facilitate a conducive atmosphere for the primaries.
“Following reports of threat and intimidation of members of our great party in Bayelsa state in view of the party governorship primaries scheduled for September 19, 2015, and a meeting by the national leadership of the party with the 19 aspirants under the platform of the party in Abuja today, after carefully listening to their complaints against the state executive, the National Working Committee has decided to affim the existing delegates list to be used for the primaries, annul any suspension whatsoever placed on any member of the party in the state”.
He therefore direct the APC party executive at all levels to maintain strict neutrality before and during the primaries process.
Odigie-Oyegun further assured the aspirants and all members of the party in the state that the primaries will be free and fair as the national leadership of APC has no preferred candidate for the primaries.
He urged all governorship aspirants and elected delegates to come out in their large numbers to partake in the primaries, while urging them to accept the outcome of the primaries by supporting any of the candidate that emerges from the process.
He also made it clear that the national leadership of the APC would not tolerate a situation where aspirants or their supporters are being harassed and intimidated in anyway.