Former Bayelsa State Governor and leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the state Chief Timipre Sylva has boasted that the party will take over the reins of government in Bayelsa to replicate the change going on at the federal level in the state.
Sylva, who made the declaration during a condolence visit to the family of late Col. Sam Inokoba, the immediate past state chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in the state said the PDP led administration in the state is in its twilight, ready to bow out.
The former PDP chairman had last month defected to the APC and indicated interest in obtaining the party’s governorship ticket.
Speaking during a condolence visit to the Inokoba family, Sylva represented by the state party chairman, Chief Tiwei Orunimighe, who led other members of the state executives to the residence of the late party chieftain described the late Inokoba as a man who left behind a glowing political legacy.
He said the late Inokoba was not satisfied with the development in the PDP, hence his defection to the APC.
His words, “He left a comfort zone as the chairman of a ruling party in the state, to join APC because he didn’t like what was going on in the PDP, and that goes to show the character of such a person, he wasn’t satisfied with their activities, that was why he joined us and had to even bought form to contest the governorship seat because he wanted the desire change for the state.”
Resolve of the party
He expressed the resolve of the party to participate in the burial formalities and assured the members of his family that APC will continue to stand by them.
In his remarks elder Robbins Inokoba, described the late Inokoba as an achiever, stressing that he consulted and received the blessings of the family before joining APC when he became uncomfortable with the PDP.
He said the last conversation between him and his brother was for him to be prepared to work for Change advocated by the APC as he was on his way to procure his Expression of Interest and Nomination Forms to contest the governorship primaries of the party in the state.