Former Governor of Bayelsa, Sylva Winning More Jonathan’s Loyalists For Buhari

January 27, 2015 10:52 am

Few weeks to the presidential election, a former Governor of
State, Timipre Sylva, has continued to lobby his former top aides and
leading members of the Peoples Democratic Party () in the state to
support the election the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate,
Mohammud Buhari.

Sylva who was pushed out of power by President Goodluck Jonathan, has
already won over into the APC, Senator Felix Oboro, a former Nigerian
Ambassador to Venezuela.
He also led a team of senior party leaders to a former Special Security
Adviser, Chief Richard Kpodo. It was gathered that over 500 party
loyalists that included the state chairman of APC, Chief Tiwei
Orunimingha, were at the meeting with Chief Kpodo at his hotel in

Sources close to the meeting said Sylva urged Chief Kpodo to return to
the APC fold and unite to ensure the election of Gen. Buhari, thereby
ensuring that the change needed for development in the country is

Chief Kpodo, on his part, described the visit by Sylva and the APC loyalists as a positive one.

“He wants me to give my support to his party. And I am yet to give a
reply. And I have equally told my supporters all over the state and
region to be on standby.”

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