I Lost The 2016 Governorship Election In Bayelsa State Because APC Executive Traded The Party For Money, Timipre Sylva Says

Candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the 2016 governorship election in Bayelsa State, Chief Timipre Sylva, has revealed why the party lost the election in the state.

Sylva was defeated by the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Governor Seriake Dickson.

Sylva, a former governor of the state and leader of the APC in the state, told reporters in Yenegua, the state capital, that the party’s former executive betrayed the party.

According to him, “The 2016 governorship election was lost by the APC because the former state executive of the party traded with the party by running after money and not the victory of the party.”

The former governor made the claim during the formal inauguration of the state and local government chapter executives of the party in Yenagoa.

Sylva said the APC was doing everything possible, “To flush out those that betrayed the party’s chances of winning the last governorship election in the state and pave way for purpose driven leadership ahead of 2019 elections.”