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2011: Gov Sylva Movement denies merger allegation

By Samuel Oyadongha
Yenagoa—The leadership of Credible Sylva Movement, a group canvassing support second term tenure for Governor Timipre Sylva yesterday dismissed the alleged merger of their structure into another campaign outfit in the state.

The credible Sylva Movement declared that those involved in the claims were members expelled from its fold due to misconduct and retrogressive tendencies.

The Sagbama Local Government area coordinator of the Credible Sylva Movement, Mr. Michael Magbisa had penultimate weekend at a rally organized by another pro-Governor Sylva group, the Concerned Bayelsan for Timipre Sylva, disclosed the intention of the various groups to come together and form a formidable group.

The National Coordinator of the Concerned Bayelsans for Timipre Sylva, Chief Richard Kpodo, while receiving the decampees, had expressed delight over the action of the other groups and attributed the development to the belief that both groups are working towards achieving one goal.

But the leadership of the Credible Sylva Movement (CSM) yesterday in a statement signed by the state Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Anthony George Ikoli (SAN) and the Special Adviser to the Governor on Mobilization and Niger Delta Re-Integration, Mr. Jude Tabai denied the existence of any merger even though they agreed that all groups were working for the same goal.

According to the statement, “those that decamped into other groups at the Sagbama rally were those they tagged dissidents and were suspended from the group due to alleged misconduct.

“The Credible Sylva Movement, as a disciplined organization, would not want to join issues with any other group but would want to make it clear to the people of the state that the movement, as a group, never merged with any other group as reported by the various media Houses.”


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