There were signs of confusion on Tuesday in the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bayelsa State over the conduct of fresh governorship primaries ordered by the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party.
The NWC of the party had on Monday resolved to nullify the disputed governorship primary held last week in a controversial circumstance and won by the former governor of the state,Chief Timipre Sylva and ordered a fresh one between 29th and 30th of September,2015.
Our correspondent’s visits to the state secretariat of the party along Yenagoa/Mbiama road showed that most of the delegates, aspirants and party faithful were confused over the conduct of the fresh primaries.
While some of the worried party supporters accused the media and the camp of the former managing director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Timi Alaibe of scuttling the disputed election earlier conducted, others expressed concern over the non-conduct of the fresh primary ahead of the September 30th deadline of the party.
When our correspondent visited the proposed venue of the ordered governorship primaries, the Samson Siasia Stadium, it was discovered that there were no signs of preparation by the party for the election.
The venue was taken over by Igbo indigenes in the state to celebrate the “World Igbo Day.”
It was revealed that some members of the panel were scared of moving to Bayelsa State capital, Yenagoa, to conduct the ordered fresh governorship primaries.
Some governorship aspirants, who pleaded anonymity said though the party is determined to conduct free and fair primaries, the party’s national election panel to be led by a governor has expressed concern over security of their lives.