The All Progressives Congress in Bayelsa State has slammed as “offensive, unwarranted and disgraceful” a statement attributed to the Southern and Middle Belt Leaders Forum accusing a former governor of the state Timpire Sylva of “terrorising residents with impunity.”
The forum in a statement by Chief Edwin Clark (PANDEF leader), Chief Ayo Adebanjo (Afenifere leader), Chief John Nwodo (President-General, Ohanaeze) and Dr Pogu Bitrus (President, Middle Belt Forum), expressed concern over the situation in Rivers State during Saturday’s elections.
The statement, “There has been a spillover of the Rivers situation to Bayelsa State where Mr Timpire Sylva of the ruling APC has also been alleged to be terrorising residents with impunity.”
The group called President Muhammadu Buhari to caution the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, and Sylva “and restore normalcy so that the electoral process in Rivers State in particular can be concluded”. Read more