Yenagoa, Bayelsa state – The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bayelsa state, Timipre Slyva, has lashed out at former president, Goodluck Jonathan over his comment regarding the outcome of the November 11 off-cycle election.
Sylva described Jonathan’s statement that he would have relocated his mother to Abuja had Governor Duoye Diri lost to the APC candidate as unfortunate.
Sylva described Jonathan’s statement over outcome of Bayelsa guber poll as unfortunate
Photo Credit:@HETimipreSylva/Goodluck JonathanSource: UGC
The former Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, however, said he wants to believe Jonathan was misquoted.
Reacting to Jonathan’s comment via his X page (formerly known as Twitter) @HETimipreSylva, he wrote:
“Former President Goodluck Jonathan’s statement is unfortunate. I sincerely hope he was misquoted. Let me just quote our respected Wole Soyinka: “You can take the hippopotamus out of the swamp but you cannot take the swamp out of the hippopotamus”.
Jonathan reveals what he would have done had PDP’s Diri lost to APC
Earlier, AmbaJay reported that Jonathan revealed what he would have done had Governor Diri of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) lost to Slyva.
The former president said he would have relocated his mother from Otueke, his hometown to the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja.
He said Diri’s re-election means that Bayelsa state would be a lot safer because the governor has been tackling insecurity.
Bayelsa elections 2023: Jonathan unveils anointed candidate
AmbaJay also reported that Jonathan unveiled his preferred candidate for the November 11 governorship election in Bayelsa state.
He backed Diri for a second tenure because of the stability of the oil-rich state.
INEC declares Douye Diri as Winner of Bayelsa Guber Election
Earlier, AmbaJay reported that Governor Diri was declared the winner of the Bayelsa governorship election held on Saturday, November 11, by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Governor Diri was declared the winner of the poll by the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) of INEC, Obo Effanga.