By Samuel Oyadongha
A former aide to Governor Timipre Sylva of Bayelsa State, Chief Ayakeme Whisky, has decamped to the Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN, to contest against his erstwhile boss in next year’s governorship election.
Chief Whisky, the immediate past Commissioner for Housing and Urban Development, was relieved of his appointment by the Governor early this year.
The former Commissioner, who at a rally at Sagbama, where he declared his intention, said the time to re-invent Bayelsa was now. He pointed out that he was prepared to slug it out with other contenders in the 2011 governorship poll.
“I am declaring my ambition to wrest power from the ruling party, just as the ACN won the Osun State governorship through the court. The time for change in Bayelsa State is now. You and I must take our destiny in our hands because our party has all it takes to win the election in 2011,” he said.
According to him, all the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, led government had been doing in the state amounted to putting the cart before the horse.He promised a better future for the people if voted into office in 2011.
“Bayelsa State today, remains a grotesque travesty of all the yearnings and aspirations of the Ijaw people. Immersed in unimaginable debts and needs clear surgical re-invention to enable it provide food on the table for the ordinary man,” he said.