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I’ll Win Bayelsa APC Primary Election –Sylva

Posted: Sep 18, 2015 at 12:35 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Igoniko Oduma/ Yenagoa

Former governor of Bayelsa State and governorship aspirant on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC),Timipre Sylva,has expressed confidence that he will clinch the party’s governorship ticket for the December 5 governorship election in the state.

Sylva stated this in a statement on Thursday by his media adviser, Doifie Buokoribo.

He appealed to his supporters to remain steadfast and focussed on the goal of winning the election despite the rescheduling of the APC governorship primary election from September 19, 2015 to September 22,2015.

“I have no doubt that come next Tuesday I would emerge the candidate of our great party, APC, for the December 5 governorship election.

Former Governor, Timipre Sylva

Former Governor, Timipre Sylva

“The primary election is just a process to our ultimate goal of retrieving our collective political destiny from the PDP grabbers, who have arrested the development of the state since 2012, and fulfilling it for the good of all”, he said.

Sylva said  his participation in the governorship race was fired by his resolve to pull Bayelsa away from the current course of political confusion and economic hopelessness, and return it to the path of freedom, progress, and hope.

He urged his supporters to be determined and wait patiently for the new date fixed by the national headquarters of the party for the primary election.

“My participation in the governorship race is borne out of a firm decision to help steer our state away from the current course of political confusion and economic hopelessness, and return it to the path of freedom, progress, and hope, the foundation upon which our founding fathers had agitated and won the struggle for a distinct political territory within Nigeria.

“That resolve, having been backed by the popular opinion of our people, I assure you that we are on course”, he stated.

Sylva  equally appealed for calm and understanding among APC members in state urging them to de-emphasise the small differences that necessarily accompany primary elections.

According to him, the collective responsibility of rescuing Bayelsa from the stranglehold of a few intolerant despots masquerading as politicians in PDP should be the main concern of all.

“We will win. Bayelsa must be free. Bayelsa must progress. Bayelsa must change with the wind of change blowing across the land”, he assured.