The leadership of the Bayelsa All Progressives Congress stakeholders forum has refuted the claims that the group called for the sack of the president of the Amnesty programme, Major-General Barry Ndiomu Rtd.
Senator J.K. Brambaifa, the group’s chairman, and God bless Micah, its secretary, disclosed this in a press release.
The group stated that those behind the call are not members of the APC Elders Forum in the state and do not exist in any form.
Speaking on behalf of the forum, Brambaifa said the non-existent group was sponsored to carry out the hatchet job because of the self-inflicted pain they are going through and decided to make Ndiomu their target while playing the victim.
The APC members in Bayelsa West Senatorial District are aware that, not too long ago—exactly a fortnight ago—a self-serving news item circulated in the media purportedly signed by an amorphous APC Elders forum in Bayelsa State calling for the immediate dismissal of Major General Barry Tariye Ndiomu as the Interim Administrator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme.
“In the said news item circulating on several social media platforms, the said anonymous forum gave some nebulous reasons as the grounds for the call for the sack of the amnesty boss.”
“We wish to state unequivocally and unambiguously that there was no time for APC Elders.
Members of the APC forum in Bayelsa State took a decision to call for the sack of the Interim Administrator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, as they always form an integral part of the various fora that make up the party in the state.” Members of the APC from Bayelsa West Senatorial District maintain that the present PAP helmsman has created a far-reaching impact on the programme and has significantly contributed to the improvement of the party in the state with the sound reform measures so far taken to reposition the programme that was gradually cascading into a moribund state.
The APC members express shock over the show of ingratitude by such a pseudo-platform, as they failed to appreciate the progressive ideas initiated and implemented by the Interim Administrator to revamp the interventionist agency.