Kpodoh Warns Against Direct Primary For Bayelsa APC Gov

Richard Kpodoh
Richard Kpodoh

For the umpteenth time, a stakeholder of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Bayelsa State, has warned against the use of direct primary in choosing its flagbearer for the governorship election in Bayelsa State.

Chief Richard Kpodoh speaking with journalists in Yenogoa on Wednesday observed that there were worrisome signals which the members were not comfortable with direct primaries.

Kpodoh, who is a former chairman of the defunct New PDP in the state, noted that “direct primary will destroy and not build the APC in Bayelsa State.

According to him, “I have raised this alarm before now. I am raising the alarm again. Direct primary will bring doom to our party.

“I do not really know why our party leaders in Abuja are finding it difficult to make its position on this matter very clear. The APC Osborne now divided on this issue, with just a few days to the primary.

“Kogi state is almost certain about everything.  Here in Bayelsa, we are still very far from knowing where we are going. This is not a good omen for us.”

The former security aide to a one-time governor of Bayelsa, Chief Timipre Sylva noted that it was high time APC took a decisive action on the issue.

“What do they want from Bayelsa? Why are they treating us differently? To help forewarned is to be forearmed.  Some of us have the interest of this party at heart, hence this repeated alarm.

“I am calling on our party leaders and all those who desire victory for the APC in the forthcoming election to join the campaign for the indirect primary in our state,” Kpodoh added.