President Bola Tinubu has revealed the candidate he is supporting to emerge as the next Governor of Bayelsa State.
Speaking at the grand finale of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Governorship Campaigns Rally at Ox-bow Lake Pavilion, Yenagoa, yesterday, Tinubu who was represented by Vice President Kashim Shettima said he looks forward to working with the party’s candidate, Timipre Sylva.
Sylva, a former Minister of State for Petroleum Resources is the APC candidate for the Saturday, November 11 governorship election in Bayelsa State.
Tinubu said he looks forward to working with him in the areas of tackling youth unemployment, human capital development and other areas.
“My Principal, our President is a man filled with vision, willpower and total commitment to the Nigerian project. He is unwavering and in a rush to ensure the speedy development of the Niger Delta and all other parts of the country.
“What we owe him is our support and loyalty for him to succeed. This is the more reason why all Bayelsans must come out on Saturday and rally round our party and candidate, Chief Timipre Sylva, who is your own and known for his tenacity for excellence. It is high time the people of Bayelsa State joined the government at the centre. The opportunity is here and the time is now.
“The people of Bayelsa should allow themselves to be connected to the centre, President Bola Tinubu will work closely with the incoming governor, Chief Timipre Sylva, to address the problems of development, the problems of youth unemployment,” Shettima said at the rally.
Some of the party stalwarts at the rally were the Governor of Gombe State and Chairman of the APC National Governorship Campaigns Council, lnuwa Yahaya, Yobe State State Governor, Mai Mala Buni, Kano APC Governorship candidate in the last election, Nasir Yusuf Gawuna, among other APC chieftain and national officers.