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Group drums up support for Sylva in Bayelsa poll

28 July 2015, 13:04Okoro Chinedu

Lagos - The Niger Delta People’s Movement has encouraged voters to support and vote for the former governor, Timipre Sylva, in the governorship election scheduled for Bayelsa State.

Ibifuro Thompson Tatua, spokesperson of the organisation, said if elected, Sylva, of the All Progressive Congress, would make Bayelsa State prosperous.

“Bayelsa State needs an effective leader. Sylva represents very different vision for the future of the state. He has a vision that will finally defeat the unethical, incompetent Seriake Dickson-led PDP leadership in the next election,” she said.

She also advised Bayelsans at home and abroad not to be carried away by the alleged endorsement of certain people in the state.

“Misguided attacks by some self-acclaimed leaders and their backers would never deter Sylva from becoming governor of the state,” said Tatua.

She was speaking during a breakfast session with leaders of major political parties in Yenagoa, where she said Sylva would make the difference in the politics and development of the state.

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“Bayelsans have a choice in December to pick someone who can bring about a new direction in the state, or someone who seems to want to lead because they think they are entitled to lead. Bayelsa needs a new direction, and Sylva represents that direction.”

Tatua said Sylva would complete abandoned and all on-going projects in the state.

“He will find solution to the problems of the state, inculcate positive values like honesty, hard work, and fairness and ensure social justice and good governance in the state,” she said.

“Sylva is committed to ushering in a brand new way of doing things for the state. He will get Bayelsa's economic house in order, by ensuring progressive spending and social engineering policies in place.”

Sylva was governor between 2008 and 2012 when the Supreme Court terminated his tenure and appointed an acting governor appointed to oversee the state until the election of February 2012, which Dickson won. 

- CAJ News


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