Yenagoa - The Labour Party in Bayelsa State has adopted the flag bearer of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Timipre Sylva, as its candidate in the December 5 governorship election in the state, reports National Mirror.
The party took the decision in Yenagoa after an emergency State Executive Committee meeting.
The party said the decision was influenced by the assurances from Sylva on the need to embark on pragmatic development agenda and accelerated youths empowerment policies.
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The Secretary of the party, Ebiowe Olomu,who disclosed the party’s decision to adopt Sylva, however, pointed out that the party is not merging with the APC
The adoption did not go down well with some members of the party.
Some party leaders from Kolokuma/Opokuma local Government area of the state rejected the decision due to the perceived governorship ambition of the former chairman of the party, Ado Bobo.
Read more at National Mirror.
- News 24