… SAYS FORMER SPEAKER WAS A PAID AGENT OF THE APC
The Peoples Democratic Party Youth Network has commended the members of the Bayelsa State House òf Assembly for their display of maturity and firmness in effecting a leadership òf the Assembly òn Monday.
The Secretary General of the Group, Comrade James Oputin, said that the membership of the Assembly deserved commendation for averting bloodshed and violence planned by the leaders of the opposition All Progressives Congress and the impeached Speaker, Rt. Hon. Tonye Isenah.
Oputin said that the action of the Assembly confirmed the fears of the youth group across Bayelsa that Isenah was a mole of the All Progressive Congress occupying a strategic position in the PDP to sabotage the efforts of the party in the forthcoming election.
According to him, the PDP leadership particularly the Assembly acted well to identify Isenah abd to take him out to avert the plan of the APC to use him against what would have been an unsuspecting PDP family during the election.
Oputin said that investigation conducted by the group showed that Isenah was neck deep in the plot of the PDP sabotage the PDP and the election of the Senator Douye Diri, who happened to come from his Senatorial District.
He said that Isenah was working assiduously with the leader of the APC, Chief Timipre Sylva, who is the Minister òf State for Petroleum Resources, to frustrate the PDP.
He added that Isenah could not hide his displeasure and pain with the emergence of his Kinsman, Senator Douye Diri, as the PDP Candidate and the realization that the development would deprive him of the leadership of the Assembly.
Oputin who vowed to address a world press conference on his return to Bayelsa from a television programme in Abuja added that Isenah’s covert activities against the PDP was confirmed by the walkout staged by the two members of the APC who attended the Monday sitting where Isenah was removed as speaker.
He hailed the new Speaker, Rt. Hon. Bubou Obolo, on his emergence as the new leader of the Bayelsa State House òf Assembly and urged him to be firm in providing leadership for House especially at this critical period.
Oputin stated further that the Bayelsa youths would give the requisite support to the new leadership of the Assembly to reinforce the PDP’s hold on political power in the state.
He said that the PDP youth would engage the Assembly on a planned seminar of the youth populace that would focus on the values and expectations of leadership after Governor Dickson.