A founding member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bayelsa State, Richard Kpodo, has warned the party’s candidate in the upcoming December 5, 2015 governorship election, Timipre Sylva,that the support he is getting from the federal government would not help him emerge victorious at the polls.
While decrying the fraudulent primary election that saw Sylva win, Kpodo called on President Muhammadu Buhari to stick to his pledge of effecting change as he said the process that threw up Sylva as the party’s candidate was highly flawed and could be best described as a charade.
He said: “Though President Muhammadu Buhari in his Independence Day nationwide broadcast declared that Nigerians should depart from their old ways and characters, the fraud perpetrated during the charade called primary election in Bayelsa APC was the old electoral way of ‘defrauding’ the people.
“If the APC, Timipre Sylva and his cohorts in Abuja believe that the plot to deploy the federal might against the people of the state will deliver Sylva from failure, they are wrong.
“The people of the state watched with renewed interest as Sylva’s fraud was executed. And they are ready to show the APC that such fraudulent change is not needed in Bayelsa. Instead, they may continue supporting the current administration in place.
“For the Bayelsa APC to get it right, the time for the change is now. And it must start with the cancellation of the fraudulent primary conducted by Sylva and his boys.”