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Timipre Sylva joins Bayelsa gov race

Timipre Sylva

Former Bayelsa Governor, Timipre Sylva

Juliet Buna


Former Bayelsa State governor and Minister of State Petroleum for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva, has joined the race to run for governorship seat of the Niger Delta state.


According to reports, friends of the minister have purchased the N50 million All Progressives Congress nomination and expression of interest form for the former governor.


The said friends were reportedly at the national secretariat of the APC on Monday to pick up the nomination form.


Sylvia was Governor of Bayelsa State between 2008–2012 and was later appointed Minister of State for Petroleum Resources in 2019.


The governorship election in the state is slated for November 11, 2023.

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