Ex-Minister Timipre Sylva Emerges Bayelsa APC Guber Candidate
Former Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva, has been declared the winner of the Bayelsa All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship primary, held on Friday.
The result of the primary was announced at the APC state secretariat in Yenagoa by the chairman of the election committee, retired Maj. Gen. A T. Jibrin rtd.
Mr Jibrin said Mr Sylva secured 52,061 to defeat five other contestants.
He said Joshua Machiver got 2,078, Festus Danumiebi, 557, Maureen Etebu, 1,277, David Lyon, 1,584, and Isikima Johnson, 584 votes.
The committee chairman thanked all stakeholders in the state for the peaceful conduct of the governorship primary election.
In his acceptance speech, Mr Sylva, a former minister, solicited the support of other contestants to secure victory for the APC.
Represented by Sunny Goli, a member of the House of Representatives, Sylva said: “Let us work together as a family to win the Bayelsa governorship election on November 11, 2023.”