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Saraki to Oyegun: Our party will overcome this crisis — sylva

By Ben Agande, Abuja

The former governor of Bayelsa State, Timipre Sylva has dismissed the leadership crisis in the National Assembly as a non issue saying that the All Progressives Congress (APC) will come out of the present crisis stronger. Speaking with state House correspondents after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari, Sylva said the party will recapture Bayelsa State, any time election is conducted there.

(Photo right)-Former Governor Timipre Sylva; back in the reckoning for leadership of the state as the arrowhead of the APC. Picture by Lindsay Barrett.
Timipre Sylva

According to him, those who think that the crisis would lead to the disintegration of the party were wrong as the party remains resilient and would emerge stronger after the present crisis.

Speaking on his trial over corruption charges, the former Governor wondered why his case is being celebrated even though he did not say he should not be prosecuted if there was anything tangible found against him.

He cited that there had been many persons who had been invited quietly by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) without being publicly publicized as his own case where each time he had a case, his photographs would take over the front pages of newspapers the following day.

He said that he was not the only former governor but there were others, and wondered why the fanfare in his case.

“It is really uncalled for the way certain people are trying to celebrate my case above every other case as if mine is the singular case.”

He expressed optimism that he would get through the case, describing it as a passing phase that would certainly pass.



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