By Samuel Oyadongha
Yenagoaâ€”The Ac tion Congress (AC) in Bayelsa State has hailed the decision of the All Nigerian Peoples Party (ANPP) to withdraw from the unity government initiated by Governor Timipre Sylva.
The leadership of the All Nigerian Peoples Party had two days ago faulted the nearly two years alliance with the ruling PDP and opted out over what they termed â€œfencing out of governance.â€
State chairman of ANPP, Livinus Opuakpa, who announced the withdrawal said though the governorship flag bearer of the party is a member of the state cabinet, the decision on the withdrawal of the party membership was unanimously taken at an expanded four-hour executive meeting of the party.
Reacting to the decision of the ANPP, the Action Congress (AC) in a statement issued by its state Secretary, Comrade Ebikibina Miriki, described the withdrawal of the ANPP from the unity government as a welcome development.
â€œThe decision of the ANPP is decisive and welcomed towards a redefined agenda and the political will of aligning with opposition groups to offer constructive criticism against perceived ineptitude and insensitivity of the present administration in the state.
The decision of the ANPP, taken after a wider stakeholders meeting, showed that the ruling party and the governor have derailed and lost focus with no vision for the state,â€ the Action Congress noted.
The party added that the decision of the ANPP is coming at a time the governor and members of the state executive council (SEC) are yet to render their account of stewardship.
Said the AC, â€œThey have not told us why the state is indebted to commercial banks to the tune of over N77billion with overheads to ministries inactive.â€
The party however expressed the hope that the withdrawal of the ANPP is borne out of genuine conviction to contribute towards state building and not for personal gains.