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Bayelsa poll: Ijaw leader wants Sylva declared gov-elect

A chieftain of All Progressives Congress, APC, in Delta State, Chief Micheal Johnny, has urged the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to direct the Returning Officer for the Bayelsa State governorship election to announce the Southern Ijaw Local Government Area results and subsequently declare Chief Timipre Sylva the governor-elect.

Timipre Sylva and Seriake Dickson
Timipre Sylva and Seriake Dickson

Johnny, in a statement, yesterday, in Warri, while reacting to threats by Asari Dokubo and some self acclaimed former warlords, said that if Sylva is declared winner, heaven will not fall as their threats should be disregarded.

The Ijaw leader said that APC and Sylva won the election overwhelmingly in the Southern Ijaw council, results of which gave APC and Sylva the highest votes cast in the December 5 and 6 governorship election in Bayelsa.

He pointed out that PDP was not an Ijaw party, noting that the former President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan is a member of PDP who could not even execute and commission one single federal project in Bayelsa State and the Niger Delta in general, for over six years.

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