Sylva wins Bayelsa APC pri­mary as Alaibe with­draws

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Chris Eze, Ye­nagoa

For­mer gover­nor of Bayelsa State, Chief Timipre Sylva, yesterday emerged win­ner of the resched­uled gov­er­nor­ship pri­mary of the APC for the De­cem­ber 5 gov­er­nor­ship elec­tion in the state.

Sylva polled 981 votes to beat 17 other as­pi­rants. One of the lead­ing con­tenders, for­mer Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor of Niger Delta De­vel­op­ment Com­mis­sion (NDDC), Mr. Ndu­timi Alaibe, with­drew in the last min­utes, cit­ing in­tim­i­da­tion of his sup­port­ers and ir­reg­u­lar­i­ties.

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