Bayelsa Guber Race: 2nd Batch Out…Timipre Sylva Omitted


In continuation of the review of the reports of the Screening Committee and the Screening Appeal Panel for the gubernatorial primaries in Bayelsa State, the National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party has approved the clearance

 of the second batch of aspirants to contest the primaries scheduled to take place on

Saturday 19th November 2011 along with those earlier cleared.

'Those in the second batch of cleared aspirants are:-

i.   Doukpala Francis Amaebi

ii.    Ekiyegha Fred Korobido

iii. Austin Febo.

The review exercise continues until all issues concerning all aspirants are successfully dealt with and disposed off.

Meanwhile, the NWC wishes to warn all those involved in rumour mongering, especially those peddling unfounded allegations against the National Leadership of the Party to desist from such acts forthwith or face disciplinary action.

This warning has become necessary in view of mischievous and slanderous media reports accusing leaders of the Party of collecting various sums of money from aspirants. For the records, those rumours are false in their entirety.

The NWC under the leadership of Alhaji Abubakar Kawu Baraje is deeply committed to due process and the rule of law and no amount of mudslinging, intimidation and blackmail will divert our attention from this noble course.

Once again, we call on all our members in Bayelsa State to remain calm and focused and not allow any desperate political elements to cause division within their ranks.'

Prof. Rufai Ahmed Alkali
National Publicity Secretary