Two-time governor of Bayelsa state, Chief Timipre Sylva, is set to pick his running mate as he plots to oust incumbent Henry Seriake Dickson in the December gubernatorial poll.
Former Governor of Bayelsa state, Chief Timipre Sylva, is set to pick his running mate as he plots to oust incumbent Henry Seriake Dickson in the December guber poll.
Sylva, who won the All Progressives Party Congress (APC) primary election to emerge governorship candidate for the December 5th governorship election, will this weekend announce his running mate.
Already the 51-year-old has set up his campaign organisation, with Senator Heineken Lokpobri as the Director General.
It is expected that Sylva will announce his running mate while inaugurating his campaign team.
In his acceptance speech following his emergence as the APC flag-bearer, two-time governor (29 May 2007 – 16 April 2008 and 27 May 2008 – 27 January 2012) hinted that things will be done differently under him.
"The days that monkey dey work baboon dey eat are over," he reportedly said.
"Now, monkey dey work, monkey dey chop."
Sylva was twice removed as governor of the state on April 15, 2008 after Ebitimi Amgbare of the Action Congress challenged his victory and on January 27, 2012.
He ran both times under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the same party under which Dickson is contesting.