By Samuel Oyadongha
Yenagoaâ€”Action Congress (AC) in Bayelsa State weekend met to review the strategies to be adopted by the party during the 2011 elections in the state and its bid to capture the South-South states from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The party also noted that its performance at future elections in the state andÂ region would depend on the people and the unity among its leaders.
The party in meeting, which was attended by the 2007 governorship candidate of the party, Prince Ebitimi Amgbare, President, Ijaw National Congress (INC), Lagos Chapter, Arch. Amagbe Denzel Kentebe, former governorship running mate in the party, Commander Enoch Ikelemor, former House of Representatives member and 2007 Senatorial candidate of the party, Ebikekeme Ere and woman leader of the party, Madam Maria Ebikake, insisted that the future of the party in the South-South depended on the outcome of the 2011 elections.
In his speech at the event held in Yenagoa, the Vice Chairman of the party in the South-South, Prince Austin Eweka, said though the assignment before the party was massive, the twelve years of misrule by the ruling PDP in some states of the South-South, including Bayelsa, may work in favour of the party and bring about the needed change.
Prince Eweka said the party national officers were working seriously to develop the winning strategy and called on state chapters of the party to remain steadfast, adding that the convention of the partyÂ slated for December 12 in Lagos would be another avenue to re-strategies and move forward in expected political victory.
Acting Chairman of the Party in Bayelsa, Comrade Miriki Ebikibina, said in spite of all the challenges facing the party in the state, the party had done well in raising the consciousness of the people of the state and region to the failures and under-performance of the PDP.
â€œWe have a big political battle before us which must be won. As a test-run to the war, we are marching to Anambra for the kill. We cannot remain quarrelling and we must remove any moles of the PDP among us,â€ he said.
In the 12-points communiquÃ© issued at the end of the meeting and read by the Acting Chairman of the party, Comrade Ebikibina Miriki, Bayelsa State Action Congress (AC) queried the refusal of the PDP- controlled states to publish audited reports of state account.
It also faulted the refusal of Bayelsa State government to support the seminar on improved Internally Generated Revenue (IGR).