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Month: October 2023

Bayelsa Poll: PDP Calls For MacIver’s Arrest Over Inciting Comments

Bayelsa Poll: PDP Calls For MacIver’s Arrest Over Inciting Comments

Misc, Politics
The Bayelsa State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governorship Campaign Council has called on the Inspector-General of Police and Director-General of the Department of State Services to immediately invite a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr. Joshua MacIver, for questioning. Chairman of the campaign council’s Publicity Directorate, Hon. Ayibaina Duba, in a statement issued in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital on Monday, said Mr. MacIver made inciting comments capable of truncating the peace of the state in a video now in circulation. MacIver, who is running mate to his party’s disqualified governorship candidate, Chief Timipre Sylva, made the incendiary comments during a rally in Twon-Brass on Saturday. In the video that has gone viral on social media, the former...
PDP Sympathises With APC, AIT Over Campaign Director’s Death

PDP Sympathises With APC, AIT Over Campaign Director’s Death

News Feature
The Bayelsa State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governorship Campaign Council commiserates with the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state following the tragic boat incident that resulted in the death of the Media and Publicity Director of its campaign, Mr. Peremobowei Tukuwei. The PDP campaign council also condoles with the management and staff of the Africa Independent Television (AIT) over the loss of Tukuwei, a staff of the media organisation. It equally extends its condolences to the Tukuwei family of Ndoro community in Ekeremor Local Government Area of the state, noting that the state had lost a young man with great potential. Chairman, Publicity Directorate of the campaign council, Hon. Ayibaina Duba, in a statement on Friday, expressed shock over the tragic loss...
Bayelsa Poll: God Answered Sylva’s Prayer, Says Diri *Unveils More Projects In Sagbama Communities

Bayelsa Poll: God Answered Sylva’s Prayer, Says Diri *Unveils More Projects In Sagbama Communities

News Feature, Politics
Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, has described the delisting of Chief Timipre Sylva of the All Progressives Congress (APC) from the list of governorship candidates in the November 11 election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as answer to his own prayer. Governor Diri also stated that Sylva’s disqualification by a Federal High Court in Abuja was in furtherance of that prayer. The Bayelsa governor, who is seeking re-election on the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) platform, spoke at Ofoni community in Constituency 1 as he rounded off his campaigns in Sagbama Local Government Area on Wednesday. Diri recalled how the former governor told Bayelsans through a live programme on Yenagoa-based radio stations in November last year that the chapter of contesti...
PDP TO TIMIPRE SYLVA: QUIT GOVERNORSHIP RACE NOW

PDP TO TIMIPRE SYLVA: QUIT GOVERNORSHIP RACE NOW

News Feature, Politics
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governorship Campaign Council in Bayelsa State has advised the disqualified candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the November 11 governorship election in the state, Chief Timipre Sylva, to honourably step down from the race as the odds were against him. Director-General of the campaign council, Dr. Mitema Obordor, gave the advice during the party’s Sagbama Local Government Area Constituency 3 rally at Agbere community in continuation of Governor Douye Diri’s re-election campaigns. Chief Obordor, who is also the House of Representatives member for the Ogbia Federal Constituency, said unlike the PDP ticket of Diri and Senator Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo, Sylva does not enjoy any level of acceptance across the state, which is pointer to his imm...
More Trouble for Sylva as Court declares him ineligible to contest Nov poll.

More Trouble for Sylva as Court declares him ineligible to contest Nov poll.

News Feature, Politics
Justice Donatus Okorowo of the Federal High Court, Abuja, in a judgement delivered on Monday, disqualified the Bayelsa State All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate in the November 11 governorship election, Chief Timipre Sylva. Justice Okorowo ruled that Chief Sylva having been sworn in twice and ruled for five years as governor of Bayelsa would breach the 1999 constitution as amended if allowed to contest again. The judge also declared that Sylva was not qualified to run in the November poll because if he wins and is sworn in, he would spend more than eight years in office as governor of the state. Citing the case of Marwa vs Nyako at the Supreme Court, Okorowo noted that the drafters of the country’s constitution stated that nobody should be voted for as governor more than...
Gov Diri takes campaign to Agge Port City  *Says Sylva worked against Lokpobiri’s Ministerial Nomination

Gov Diri takes campaign to Agge Port City *Says Sylva worked against Lokpobiri’s Ministerial Nomination

News Feature, Politics
Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, continued his re-election campaigns in Ekeremor Local Government Area of the state during the weekend with a promise to provide more developmental projects in the area. Governor Diri made the promise as his campaign trail visited 14 communities in the three Ekeremor constituencies in three days. They include riverine Tamogbene, Peretorugbene, Ndoro and Ekeremor main town, the local government headquarters. The governor equally visited riverine Egbemo-Angalabiri, Ogbotobo, Aghoro and Agge, which is at the tip of the Atlantic Ocean as well as Lalagbene, Isampou, Aleibiri and Ayamasa. He inaugurated a pavilion at Ekeremor town, a landing jetty at Ogbotobo, internal roads at Aleibiri and Ayamasa as well as a newly built technical college....