A chieftain of the party, Mr. Sunny Frank-Oputu said by the virtue of the interlocutory order pending at the Appeal Court sitting in Port Harcourt, the APC has no right to conduct any congresses in Bayelsa.
Speaking to Niger Delta Herald on the telephone, the former state chairman of the Conference for Nigerian Political Parties (CNPP) said “the interlocutory injunction subsists until the matter before the Appeal Court is heard.
“For the fact that the interlocutory injunction subsists, nothing can be done until that injunction is vacated. When congresses are done, EXCOs of the Wards become automatic delegates that will vote Local Government EXCOs, and then the state EXCOs; that’s how it goes to the national.
“So, for the fact that there was no ward congress, there can be no LG congress because there are no ward delegates.”
Frank-Oputu also blamed the internal wrangling in the APC on what he described as the leadership style of Chief Timipre Sylva, adding that the inability of Sylva to unite the APC family in the state led to the present political quandary in the state.
He further vowed that the legal battle within the APC in the state would continue until justice was done.