Bayelsa Guber poll: Sylvia picks APC ticket

TIMIPRE SYLVA

Former Bayelsa Governor, Timipre Sylva, has won the  All Progressives Congress (APC) Bayelsa Governorship primaries, albeit under controversial circumstances.

Sylva, who governed Bayelsa between 2007 and 2011 polled 726 votes in the controversial poll to defeat Timi Alaibe, a former Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission, (NDDC) who secured a paltry four votes on Tuesday.  About 1,502 delegates were expected to participate in the primary election, but due to controversy, only 730 eventually voted while none of the remaining 17 aspirants got votes.

Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole, who is the Chairman of the seven-member Committee appointed to conduct the election, was reportedly whisked away by a team of Joint Military Task Force (JTF) before the election.

By Olisemeka Obeche

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