The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Bayelsa State has described the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Timipre Sylva, as unelectable.
The PDP in a statement by its Secretary, Mr. Keku Godspower, yesterday, criticized the choice of Sylva, saying that it meant that the APC is not prepared for any serious outing at the election.
Godspower alleged that since Sylva’s emergence, there had been tension and apprehension among Bayelsans, which he attributed to Sylva’s alleged poor human rights record.
“With the December 5 governorship election around the corner, we call on the people to outrightly reject Sylva’s candidacy. Everybody in Bayelsa knows that Sylva is not electable,” he stated.
However, the APC in a swift reaction said: “We know the PDP game plan was to prevent the emergence of a strong and popular APC governorship candidate so that they can easily repeat their trademark shenanigan of aborting democratic competition and stealing victory without a contest.
“With that deception, they stole the mandate of the people in 2011, when both Chief Timipre Sylva and Mr. Ndutimi Alaibe were dubiously excluded. All the frenzied disparagement of Sylva now by the PDP is an understandable manifestation of fear and frustration over their impending defeat at the December 5 election. That frenzy is understandable. We will make Dickson history,” the APC said.