The former minister of state for petroleum resources, Timipre Sylva, has been declared the winner of the All Progressives Congress governorship primary election in Bayelsa State.
Sylva was declared winner by Ahmed Jibrin, chairman of the election committee, art secretariat in Yenagoa, Bayelsa state capital.
According to the announcement, Sylva scored 52,061 votes to defeat his five other opponents.
The APC used the direct mode electoral system to conduct the vote in the state’s 105 wards and 8 LGAs.
A former militant leader, Joshua Macaiver came second with 2,078 votes while a former governor-elect on the platform of the APC in Bayelsa, David Lyon came third with 1,584 votes.
It would be recalled that Sylva resigned his office in March to contest the Bayelsa governorship primaries of the APC.