‘Sylva credible to lead Bayelsa APC’
The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bayelsa State has said former Governor Timipre Sylva is credible to lead the party.
The party’s interim Chairman, Tiwe Oruminighe, who spoke in Yenagoa, dispelled insinuations that the party would collapse, if Sylva remained its leader.
Oruminighe said those leading such campaign were members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who were regretting the loss of a great politician like Sylva.
He said the former governor was the brains behind the solid foundation of the PDP in the state, adding that PDP had begun to fret over his absence.
He said Sylva’s leadership has started attracting people to APC, adding that many PDP members will join the opposition.
“Sylva is very credible to lead APC in the state. Someone who has governed a state, if he is not credible why is he a leader? He is very credible and that is why the party is making progress,” the chairman said.
Oruminighe, who was a former Chairman of Southern Ijaw Local Government Area, claimed that APC will form the next government in 2016.
On why he was confident of victory, he said: “Everybody knows we are on ground. When we were in PDP, we won the elections for PDP. We are grassroot politicians. We are serious and in the different levels we have served, we served the people very well.”
Oruminighe assured members that the party would ensure internal democracy.
He said the ultimate aim of the party was to guarantee equity and fairness to enable anyone aspire to any political position.
“Sylva is the leader of this party no doubt. I am interim chairman but the party is built on equity and fairness. We are trying to create a party where everybody will have platform to play politics,” he said.
The chairman said the party has good rapport with security agencies in the state, adding that such existing relationship was the reason why the party postponed its ward congresses, which coincided with the day President Goodluck Jonathan visited the state.
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