Ahead of the governorship primaries of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bayelsa state, former Managing Director Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Timi Alaibe has picked the nomination and expression of interest forms to contest for the ticket of the party.
A group that identified itself as friends of Timi Alaibe, led by Senator John Brambaifa, who obtained the forms on behalf of the former NDDC boss, said that his achievements over the years prompted them to do so.
He told newsmen that his group has taken pain to search for a particular candidate who has what it takes to rescue the state and has found such qualities in Alaibe.
“So we have decided to buy the form for him and present it to our people as the most favourable candidate because he will be the best to take the mantle of leadership in Bayelsa.”
While presenting the forms, National Organising Secretary of APC, Osita Izunaso, revealed that Alaibe was now aspirant number 10 to have shown interest in the race under APC.
He assured that the national leadership of APC would ensure that the primary election is as credible as the one they conducted last week in Kogi.
Reacting to the report credited to Governor Seriaki Dickson’s that APC does not have a credible candidate to unseat him in Bayelsa, Senator Branbaife, said: “Dickson is not a candidate of APC and he has right to his opinion, but I want to assure you there is nobody including Dickson himself that can stand the APC candidate Alaibe. There is nobody in APC or anywhere else in an election in Bayelsa state. So, whatever he is saying that is his own personal opinion and that’s a political statement.”


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