Big Shame, As Top APC Leaders Fight Over The 2023 Presidency, May Destroy The Entire Ruling Party

By Post-Nigeria: December 1, 2019 18:52

Big Shame, As Top APC Leaders Fight Over The 2023 Presidency, May Destroy The Entire Ruling Party

The National Deputy Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Yekini Nabena, has advised that some Northern Governors not to concern themselves with the internal politics of the Niger Delta, and Bayelsa State in particular. He also alleged that a Governorship Aspirant in Bayelsa State, Senator Heineken Lokpobiri, is being used as a pawn by some Northern Governors to further their 2023 Political aspirations.
Speaking with Newsmen, on Sunday, in Abuja, the Bayelsa-born APC Chieftain who refused to name them, however, said that he will, if they refuse to follow the path of honour, ahead of the 2023 general elections.
Recall, that Lokpobiri had approached the court to declare him, and not David Lyon (now Governor-elect), as the authentic Candidate of the APC, in the just concluded Bayelsa State Governorship election.
Nabena said: “It is common knowledge that Senator Heineken Lokpobiri has refused to congratulate and identify with the Governor-elect of Bayelsa State, Chief David Lyon, after his landslide election victory. Lokpobiri has refused to drop his misplaced and ill-advised legal action taken against the APC and David Lyon, with the hope of acquiring the Bayelsa Governoship mandate, with the support of his sponsors.

“After the Bayesla Governorship election, Stakeholders have had several meetings, where Lokpobiri’s sponsors were identified as two Northern Governors, which I am not disposed to name, for political reasons.
“Depending on the zoning arrangements adopted by the APC, for the 2023 Presidency, the Governor’s are positioning themselves, by scheming to control Bayelsa State through Lokpobiri, and then use that as a springboard into other South South States.

“I will not dwell on the political power play among APC Leaders of the South-South, for the soul of the region ahead of 2023. However, my strong advise for the Governors, is that they should focus on the development of their States, and not meddle in the affairs of Bayelsa State and the South-South.

“Bayelsa State and other Oil-producing States of the South-South, enjoy a fragile peace as a result of the commendable efforts of the President Muhammadu Buhari government to develop the zone, and productively engage the youths. We will not allow anybody to disrupt the peace of Bayelsa State, in furtherance of their selfish political interests. President Buhari is a stickler for democratic principles and the rule of law; we all must follow these principles. Chief David Lyon emerged as the popular APC Governorship Candidate, and went ahead to overwhelmingly win the Bayelsa Governorship election.
“It is Heineken Lokpobiri’s constitutional right to approach the court, even if his case has no merit. But I think it is important to let the world know that Heineken Lokpobiri’s actions are sponsored by outsiders, in furtherance of their political interests, ahead of 2023.”