The internal wrangling within the All Progressives Congress in Bayelsa have taken a dramatic turn following the party leadership’s denial, on Tuesday, of Minister of State for Agriculture, Senator Heineken Lokpobiri, as a card-carrying-member of the party.
Chief Tiwei Timipa Orunimighe, state chapter chairman of the party in Bayelsa State, made the allegation in his response to the Minister’s denial on the allegation of paying former governor of the state, Timipre Sylva, before he was nominated to take the ministerial position meant for Bayelsa State in the president Muhammadu Buhari’s cabinet, reports Independent Nigeria.
Orunimighe in his reaction to the Minister’s denial, challenged the minister to tell Nigerians which organ of the party issued him the membership card .
He accused him of being a member of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), despite serving as minister in an APC government.
“It is common knowledge that the minister has still not resigned from the PDP. We challenge him to produce a dated resignation letter from his party the PDP. He remains an outsider as no organ of the party has issued him a party card as at this moment.
“No wonder he continues to be a mole for a south west PDP governor. We are aware that the federal government understands the risk of keeping a mole at the highest level of government,” he said.
He called on both the Federal Executive Council (FEC) and the minister for Agriculture Chief Audu Ogbeh to be cautious with sensitive information in his audience as he is merely an opposition fifth-columnist bent on espionage on the federal government under the APC.
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