By Chuks Ekpeneru
A group, the APC Constitutional and Due Process Vanguard òf the Bayelsa State chapter of the party has accused the Minister of State for Petroleum, Chief Timipre Sylva of a plot to impose candidates on the party for the forthcoming senatorial bye elections in the state.
In a letter forwarded to the Chairman, Caretaker Committee of the party, the aggrieved leaders of the APC from Bayelsa Central and Bayelsa West Senatorial Districts, said the plot by the former governor and his allies will spell doom for the party in the bye elections.
The leaders, Hon Godwin Sidi, Hon Dressman, Frank Oputu,(Bayelsa Central), Hon Peter Ozobo, Ebide Brown and Moses Hitler from Bayelsa West demanded that consultation be made to avert crisis.
They said Sylva who is not from the senatorial districts where the bye elections are scheduled to take place wants to impose recent defectors as candidates.
They said the crisis in Bayelsa APC is a result of Sylva’style of leadership which has seen some key leaders sidelined.
They condemned the alleged plot to impose a former Deputy Governor of State, Chief Peremobowei Ebebi, from Ekeremor local Government Area as the Party’s candidate for Bayelsa West in violation of an existing agreement on zoning in the district irrespective of party affiliation.