- Sylva says APC had a good candidate in David Lyon.
- Says APC is aiming to secure a landslide grip in Nigeria’s Southern region.
The Governorship election in Bayelsa state has come and gone. However, reactions are still trailing the outcome with the All Progressives Congress (APC) taking over power from the government.
At a press conference in Abuja after the Governor-elect, David Lyon met with President Buhari, The Minister of State for Petroleum, Timipre Sylva, said that the incumbent governor, Seriake Dickson made the victory easy for the opposition party in the state.
Sylva who noted that the victory was down to the fact that APC had a good candidate.
“If you marry your wife very well, you will be blessed with another wife. Governor Dickson made our job very easy because he married the wife very badly. Of course, he didn’t marry the state very well, so they roundly rejected him.
“We had a good candidate, and when you have a good product, it is very easy to sell it. So we went round to sell this product to Bayelsans, and the result was an overwhelming success.”
Speaking further, Sylva, who described the victory as significant, said APC is aiming to secure a landslide grip in Nigeria’s Southern region.
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“For us, it is very significant, this gives our party a footprint in the Niger Delta, which is very key to us, and it gives us more of a national outlook.
“I want to assure you that from a small seed, the biggest tree will grow. From here, we will gradually grow the party in the south-south and southeast.”