Former governor of Bayelsa state, Chief Timipre Sylva, weekend in Yenagoa celebrated his 54th birthday, predicting that the All Progressives Congress (APC) will emerge victorious at the state, National Assembly and the presidential elections.
The Sylva’s birthday party, which was thrown open to Bayelsa indigenes and party faithful, witnessed the performance of musical artistes such as Kingsley Chinweike Okonkwo, better known as Kcee, and Enitimi Alfred Odom, better known by his stage name Timaya.
Former Governor Sylva,while speaking during the celebration, noted that a bigger celebration will be held in the state after the APC record successes during state and national elections.
According to him, the APC will record majority at the Bayelsa state and National Assembly elections, saying: “In December, so many things will happen here in Bayelsa.
“The people have suffered too much. The people have tried with the poverty forced on them. But you are not poor people because the Lord has blessed us abundantly. So in December, we will have a huge party for all.
“By this time nest year, we would have elected our senators, we would have elected members of House of Representatives, and this time next year, we have elected majority of our candidates into the state House of Assembly. Enough of the suffering and let us bring life back to Bayelsa and bring money to the residents of the state.”
Sylva also quickly reminded the people of the State that the victories may not come easy except the people of the state are ready to reject the PDP administration of Governor Seriake Dickson that he tagged “Kleptocratic” in nature.
Sylva advised that the people should know what they want during elections, adding: “You must know what you want for yourselves. You must know that we (APC) must take over Bayelsa State. Everything you do, remember that the purpose of it all is to take over the government of Bayelsa State. And it is easy and we are ready.”
On the alleged frivolous spending by the Governor Seriake Dickson administration, Sylva reiterated that the present administration has received over a trillion in allocation and other monies with an alleged debt profile of over N750billion.
He said: “This administration in Bayelsa, which I called “Kleptocratic” has received over a trillion naira in allocation. What you see in Bayelsa is Hunger. That is why am saying they are rats and they eat everything. And yet they are owing over N750billipn. Howhat have they done with all those monies? ”
“Don’t worry, the future belong to us. The future belongs to you. But each of us must do everything to allow them steal our destiny like they have stolen our money. If you allow them, they will steal your money and your destiny because they are rats. ”
Sylva, who purportedly lost the last Governorship election in the state based on the politics of tribe based on “core Ijaw” strategy adopted by the PDP candidate, Gov. Seriake Dickson, explained to the crowd of guest and party faithfuls, that his ancenstral history showed that he has paternal affiliation with Tumgbo people of Sagbama Local Government Area of the State where the incumbent hails from.
He said he is a True Blood of Bayelsa State,”I am one of you. A proud Ijaw man and a Bayelsa. I am proud of my history. Since you know me, I have been one of you. And a proud Bayelsa. “