PDP summons ex-acting gov, seven others before probe panel in Bayelsa

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Bayelsa State on Tuesday summoned the former acting governor of Bayelsa State, Hon. Werinipre Seibarugu, and seven others to appear before a disciplinary committee set up by the leadership of the party over alleged anti-party activities during the last state and National Assembly elections in the state.

Also shortlisted is a serving councillor in the Southern Ijaw legislative Assembly, Hon. Kaizer Leghemo; a former chairman of Ekeremor Local Government Area of Bayelsa state, Hon. Robinson Etolor and the personal assistance to incumbent Senator Emmanuel Paulker, Hon. Osomkime Blankson.

Others are Hon. Stephen Kayama, Hon. Ebikapadei Dibiya, Hon. I. E Brigidi, Hon. Benimor Conliff Fiebai.

Some loyalists of the summoned party members alleged that the summons are a clear case of witch-hunting and desperation by the State Governor, Hon. Seriake Dickson, to ruffle the camps of perceived political enemies, particularly those from the Central Senatorial district of the State.

Others claimed those targeted by the summons and subsequent probe are those not in support of the second term bid of the governor.

But the chairman of the PDP Disciplinary committee, Mr. Cleopas Moses, said the short- listed members are expected to appear before the committee tomorrow, Tuesday to defend themselves over their alleged involvement in anti-party activities.

According to Moses, “All those shortlisted would be given fair hearing and that the party would not hesitate in taking disciplinary actions against whoever is found guilty of charges of anti-party activity.”


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