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Alaibe Ex-NDDC boss joins Bayelsa guber race

Alaibe's resolve to join the race is been speculated as one of the interesting twist to the upcoming elections which also has the incumbent governor, Seriake Dickson as a contestant.

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Former boss of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, Timi Alaibe, has joined the race for the Bayelsa State governor.

Read: Ex-NDDC boss, others join APC in Bayelsa

Alaibe joined the 12 members of the All Progressive Congress that have obtained the expression of interest and nomination forms to vie for the ticket of the party ahead of the December 5, 2015 State governorship election.

It was gathered that Alaibe alongside his supporters stormed the APC headquarters in Bayelsa where he returned his expression of interest and nomination forms on Thursday, September 3, 2015.

Alaibe's resolve to join the race is been speculated as one of the interesting twist to the upcoming elections which also has the incumbent governor, Seriake Dickson as a contestant.

Read: 'APC will never rule Bayelsa,' Governor says

In his words, “I am a party man and that is what I have always been. I have had cause to step down for people by following party directives  those days. So, I am a party man but, in spite of how we try to support them, the leopard and his skin refused to change; you can not give what you do not have.”

It should be noted that Alaibe had stepped down for Dickson in 2011 after much persuasion from top chieftains of the Peoples Democratic Party, where he was a top member till few months back.

As Alaibe gears for the APC governorship primary election scheduled for September 19, 2015,  he said, "the elders  of Bayelsa  came to purchase the  forms, asking me to contest  the governorship of the state. In answer to that call and following my acceptance, I have come here to submit the expression of interest and nomination  forms.

We as Bayelsa people are tired of accidental leadership. We are tired of visionlessness and you know that I come with a lot of experience, goodwill, integrity and reputation. As one of the major oil producing states in this country, Bayelsa has not been able to see structured development in terms of infrastructural development and even in terms of environmental development as “consequence of oil production,” he said.

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