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Bayelsa elders back Sylva for governorship

23 November 2015, 11:20

Yenagoa - Candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the December 5 governorship election in Bayelsa State, Timipre Sylva, has secured the backing of elders and traditional rulers in the state under the platform of Bayelsa Council of Elders, reports Thisday.

The support for Sylva took political watchers in the state by surprise as the council was put in place by Governor Seriake Dickson, and it is led by a staunch Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leader, Francis Doukpola.

Also read: 10 governorship candidates step down for Sylva

The endorsement was coming barely one week after the council allegedly gave their blessing to Dickson, who is the candidate of the PDP.

Sylva’s endorsement by the leaders followed a meeting between the APC candidate and the council.

At the meeting, Sylva pledged not to bear any grudge against any politician and individuals for their role in the incidents that led to his disqualification to run for a second term in 2012 under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and his travails under the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan.

Present at the meeting were the Chairman of the Council, Francis Doukpoula, and the Chairman, Bayelsa State Council of Traditional Rulers and Amanyanabo of Twon Brass, King Alfred Diete-Spiff; Ebidawei of Kolokuma kingdom, King Agara Onya Mozi; Ebidawei of Boma Clan; King Joshua Igbugburu; Amba Ambaowei; Douglas Naingba and others.

Read more at Thisday.

- News 24


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