Katsina ex-Gov Shema heads Bayelsa PDP ward congress appeal committee
The Katsina State former Governor and leader of the opposition party of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Barrister Ibrahim Shehu Shema has been appointed as the Chairman, PDP ward congress appeal committee in Bayelsa State.
Shema who was appointed along side 2 other members of the PDP were saddled with the responsibility of receiving petitions, settling warring parties and dowsing perceived grievances arising from the elections of the local government ad-hoc delegates between the members of the PDP.
Recall the ward congresses organised by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to elect ad-hoc delegates for the September 3 governorship primaries in Bayelsa ended at the weekend, as one of the aspirants and former Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Timi Alaibe, accused Governor Seriake Dickson of tightening his stranglehold on the party.
Alaibe raised objection to the process leading to the emergence of the delegates, saying it was flawed and skewed to achieve a set objective.
Alaibe said on Saturday that he had already petitioned the national leadership of the party, which he assured, would do everything to redress the matter, especially what he said was a ready-made list of delegates submitted to the Dave Umahi-led Committee which oversaw the poll.