Bayelsa Polls: 10 Candidates Withdraw From Race, Throw Weight Behind Sylva

Bayelsa Polls: 10 Candidates Withdraw From Race, Throw Weight Behind Sylva

By Pius Godsday | Politics Reporter on November 20, 2015
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Timipre Sylva
Former Bayelsa state governor, Timipre Sylva

The race for the Creek Haven Government House in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, has narrowed down from 20 candidates to 10 following the withdrawal of 10 candidates from the race.

The 10 candidate have in a surprise move, thrown their weight behind the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Chief Timipre Sylva, saying he is best suited among all the aspirants to take the state to the next level.

The candidates led by APGA’s flag-bearer, Chief Christopher Enai, made this known on Thursday when Sylva’s campaign train stormed Ekeremor, the local government area of the Minister for State (Agriculture), Senator Heineken Lokpobiri.

Their withdrawal from their parties was accepted by the sstate APC Chairman, Chief Tiwei Orunimighe and the entire town was agog as party faithful and sympathisers were treated to music by popular Ijaw musician, Barrister Smooth as Sylva and his entourage arrived.

Enai, who disclosed this, however refused to give the names of other parties and the candidates who had withdrew as he wanted them to personally do so themselves.

He insisted that Sylva is the best candidate for the governorship, hence the reason why he and others withdrew.

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