The Bayelsa State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party on Tuesday expelled nine of its members from the party over alleged anti-party activities in the last general elections.
The expulsion of the members, said to be President Goodluck Jonathan’s henchmen in the party, was allegedly orchestrated by Governor Seriake Dickson.
The decision for the expulsion was contained
in a statement presented to journalists by the state acting chairman of the party, Chief Serena Dokubo-Spiff, at its secretariat in Yenagoa, the state capital.
The affected members are Senator Nimi Barigha-Amange, Mr. Nestor Binabo, Chief Werinipre Seibarugu, Mr. Waripamowei Dudafa and Mr. Chamberlain Kren Ikidi.
Others are Mr. Osomkime Blankson, Mr. Emmanuel Okponipre, Mr. Ebikapade Dibiya and Joyce Fouyowei.
The expulsion came just as the ‘suspended’ Chairman of the party, Col. Sam Inokoba (retd.), accused Dickson of impunity.
He said the disciplinary committee set up by the state working committee and its leader was illegal, null and void.