Former Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva has emerged as the candidate for the All Progressives Congress in the November 11, 2023 Governorship election in Bayelsa State.
Chairman of the APC Governorship Primary Election Committee, Retired Major General Ahmed Jibrin made the declaration at the Party’s Secretariat in Yenagoa following the conduct of the Guber Primaries in the one hundred and five Wards across the eight local government areas of the state.
Chief Sylva defeated five other aspirants including the Governor elect in the 2019 election, Chief David Lyon to pick the APC’s Governorship ticket.
According to Major General Ahmed Jibrin, Chief Sylva polled a total of fifty-two thousand and sixty-one votes out of the total accredited votes cast of fifty-eight thousand, one hundred and forty-one in the direct primaries.
A former Chairman of Southern Ijaw Local Government Area and ex militant leader, Joshua Macaiver was second with two thousand, and seventy-eight votes while the APC’s candidate in the 2019 guber polls, Chief David Lyon came third with one thousand, five hundred and eighty-four votes.