Rival factions of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Bayelsa State on Saturday, commended President Muhammadu Buhari and the members of the National Executive Council (NEC) of the Party to salvaging the self destruct ship of the party with the setting up of the APC caretaker Committee and extra ordinary convention planning Committee.
While the ef Ebierin falaba Itubo led APC leadership thanked and appreciate President Buhari and the Party NEC for considering the trio of Yobe State Governor, Mai Mala Buni, South-South representative, Chief David Lyon and the Secetary, Senator John James Akpanudoedehe worthy to serve the party.
The Jothan Amos led State Executive also congratulated His Excellency, Chief David Lyon on his well deserved appointment into the APC caretaker Committee and extra ordinary convention planning Committee as Vice Chairman, South South Zone.
Both Jothan Amos and Chief Ebierin falaba Itubo led factions of the APC in Bayelsa Made this known in separate statements in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital.
The Chief Ebierin falaba Itubo in a statement declared that the dissolution of the Adam Oshiomole led National Working Committee has caused a huge division within the fold of the National and State chapters of the party for parochial gains.
Chief Ebierin falaba Itubo said the decision by President Muhammadu Buhari to interveb and set in motion machinery to rebuild the party is a welcome development.
He called on the members of the APC caretaker Committee and extra ordinary convention planning Committee to consider their appointment as a call to service and resist all attempts by the identified selfish
political leaders in the zones and states including Bayelsa.
He also urged the appointees to purge themselves of remote control by those leaders rejected by their people for their unrepentant control of State Chapter as personal businesses.
The Jothan Amos led leadership of the APC
In a congratulatory message described the appointment of Chief David Lyon on his well deserved appointment into the APC caretaker Committee and extra ordinary convention planning Committee as Vice Chairman, South South Zone.
The party in a statement from its secretary, Alabo Martins said the appointment is Divine and well deserved considering David Lyon’ commitment and loyalty to the progressive ideals which the party stands for and a continuation of the confidence reposed in him from God and man,adding that His intergrity, dedication to work sense of fairness, justice and respect for party members are qualities that are needed in the quest to steer the ship of APC South -South in the next six months.
According to Martins, we have no doubt that as a party man that believes in due process David Lyon’ would use his experience in resolving all lingering issues and reposition the party for a greater good with his exemplary leadership character to bare
He added that the appointment is an eloquent testimony and prayed God to grant him all the needed wisdom and mechanism to pilot his assigned office.
Mr. Alabo Martins also expressed his profound appreciation to our astute leader , Mr.Timipre Sylva minister of state petroleum for his visionary leadership which has continued to sustain the party in the state which has become a formidable force to reckon with.
He further commended Sylva, for his sagacity and poise to provide exemplary leadership in Bayelsa APC especially by fast tracking unity, political Integration, and sustaining political stability, not only at the state level but at the National.
The Bayelsa APC secretary also lauded President Muhammadu Buhari for recognizing diligence and hardwork which the President has demonstrated by appointing Chief David Lyon and appealed to him to consolidate on the Unity, peace and progress of the APC and to embrace everyone as family by bringing good hands in conjunction with the party leaders to build a formidable structure to stay on it’s winning ways.
” That APC Bayelsa state will continue to pledge our loyalty to the President and support all the policies of the party to better the lives of Bayelsans and the people of the Niger Delta region.” .