By Samuel Oyadongha
Yenagoa—The All Progressives Congress, APC, governorship candidate in Bayelsa State and former governor of the state, Chief Timipre Sylva, has told Bayelsa people and Nigerians generally, to see the New Year as an opportunity to make a new start in their individual and collective quests for development.
Sylva, who stated this in a New Year message, yesterday, sued for peaceful coexistence among the people and urged them to eschew divisive tendencies.
In the statement through his media adviser, Mr. Doifie Buokoribo, Sylva said: “As we welcome the New Year, we should also embrace the new hopes, new opportunities, and new vistas it opens for us as Bayelsans and Nigerians to stand out and fulfil our personal and collective destinies.
“Let us sincerely rededicate ourselves to the fond hopes and expectations of our founding fathers and steadfastly endeavour to uplift the welfare, peace, and security of our people. We have a perfect opportunity to reboot and rebuild.
“We have come a long way as a state and as a country. We have crossed the bridges over many rivers. And it has pleased mother nature to keep us together, despite our fault lines. So it behooves us to focus on issues that would sustain and strengthen our togetherness – rather than those that would destroy it.”