Sylva has nothing significant to offer Bayelsans, says Diri’s aide

Yenagoa—The Special Assistant to the Bayelsa State Governor on New Media, John Domkpee ahead of the November 11 Governorship election has opined that Bayelsa state is on the path of rapid development under Senator Douye Diri and therefore does not need any form of disruption.

He believes that the immediate past Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva who is the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the election does not stand a chance against Diri.

Bayelsans are satisfied with Governor Douye Diri’s performance and will reelect him into office, he added.

Domkpee who stated this via a press release sent to on Friday averred that Sylva will be rejected at the polls.

“Ably piloted by Senator Douye Diri, Bayelsa State is on the path of rapid development and needs no form of distraction or disruption.

“That is why a great number of Bayelsans have refused to key into the ill-fated governorship ambition of Chief Timipre Sylva.

“With all due respect to the former minister, Bayelsans are satisfied with Governor Diri and do not want him to pilot the affairs of the state.

“The earlier Sylva realizes this ugly reality the better for him and his few followers whose votes cannot bring him victory come November 11,” the statement reads in part.

The governor’s aide argued that Sylva has no significant thing to offer Bayelsans and should instead support Diri’s re-election bid.

In his words: “Sylva has become very unpopular even amongst his kinsmen and will be defeated by the prosperity champion, Governor Diri.

“Sylva has nothing significant to contribute to Bayelsa. He should rather support the miracle Governor to do more for the state.

“Bayelsa APC which is sharply divided with no hope of reconciliation doesn’t stand a chance in the forthcoming governorship election.

“The fact that the former minister is being rejected by his own kinsmen for not doing enough is a clear signal that he is unpopular and cannot do better than our prosperity champion, Governor Diri.”

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