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Sylva wins Bayelsa APC governorship primary

23 September 2015, 15:04

Yenagoa - Former Governor of Bayelsa State, Timipre Sylva, was on Tuesday declared the winner of the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship primary held in Yenagoa, reports Premium Times.

Sylva polled 726 votes to defeat the other 18 aspirants to clinch the party’s ticket for the December 5 governorship election.

Timi Alaibe, a former Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission got four votes.

Also read: APC wants Sylva to step down for Alaibe in Bayelsa guber poll

The primary election was characterized by confusion, controversy and alleged hijack of the electoral process.

Governor Adams Oshiomhole, who is the Chairman of the seven-member Committee appointed to conduct the election, had earlier been whisked away by JTF before the election.

Read more at Premium Times.

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