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Bayelsa Guber: How Sylva, Lokpobiri Plans To Woo PDP Members

Ahead of the December 5 governorship election, the All Progressives Congress (APC) has commenced work to woo members of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), The Sun reports.

While addressing the party faithful, the governorship candidate of the APC, Timipre Sylva, dismissed allegations that his party was planning to rig the election.


The governorship candidate of the APC in Bayelsa state, Timipre Sylva

Sylva noted that the APC would campaign vigorously to win the election.

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The APC candidate also presented Chief Wilberforce Igiri from Foroupa, Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of Bayelsa state as his running mate.

Addressing the party faithful, Senator Heineken Lokpobiri, director general of the Sylva/Igiri Campaign Organisation and (minister designate), said the party will stay focus to sweep away the PDP from the state.

According to Lokpobiri, the party would visit every ward to preach the change gospel of APC to Bayelsans and bring victory to the party.

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Heineken Lokpobiri (minister designate) undergoing screening

“We will ensure that APC wins 99% of the votes so that on February 14, 2016, Sylva and Igiri will be sworn-in as governor and deputy governor. We will campaign from community to community, ward-to-ward and local government to local government. From today, there will be activities at the campaign secretariat every day.”

According to reports, Lokpobiri has already started wooing PDP member to key into APC campaign train. Among those believed to have been reached was a key member of the PDP Unity Group, Fitzgerald Olorogun.

It is also believed that former deputy governor Peremobowei Ebebi has backed ahead of the governorship election in the state.

Days ago the PDP had alleged foul play ahead of the polls, saying the APC had plans to rig the election.

However in a swift response, Sylva’s campaign organization accused the PDP and its governorship candidate Dickson of planning to create mayhem in the state.

According to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the governorship election in Bayelsa state will hold December 5.

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