By Samuel Oyadongha
Yenagoaâ€”Bayelsa State Commissioner for Information, Strategy and Communication, Chief Asara A. Asara, has dismissed claims by the leadership of All Nigerian Peoples Party (ANPP) in the state that it had withdrawn from the government of unity put in place two years ago, saying there was never such an arrangement.
The leadership of the All Nigerian Peoples Party in the state had penultimate week, faulted the nearly two years alliance with the ruling PDP and opted out over what it termed â€œfencing out of governanceâ€ on decision bothering on the development of the young state.
But the commissioner said there was never a time a political union was formal between the ruling party and ANPP under a government of national unity.
Chief Asara admitted that though Governor Timipre Sylva, on assumption of office, declared readiness to put in place an all-inclusive government, he, however, said â€œI donâ€™t know when the marriage being claimed to have gone sour was consummated.
â€œThere was never any alliance. It was never a political union and if they have anything contrary they should come out with document signed.â€
Continuing he said:Â Â â€œI think what the ANPP leaders are after is government of patronage. Even if the executive members are mediocres, they have done very well in managing the state. The governor was magnanimous to have consulted with people.â€