My Muhammed Shaeed
The viral report that the Minister of State for Petroleum, Senator Heineken Lokpobiri, and a former APC governorship candidate in Bayelsa State, David Lyon, are working against the APC governorship candidate in Bayelsa State, Timipre Sylva has been debunked by Yekini Nabena.
In a statement made available to the newsmen on Monday, the APC chieftain described the claim as mere propaganda.
He said, “Our attention has been drawn to a sponsored propaganda in some quarters suggesting cracks in the solid camp of the Bayelsa APC ahead of the November 11 governorship election in the state.
“We will not be distracted because we are fully aware how desperate the incumbent Governor, Douye Diri has become, therefore, employing all manner of tactics, including propaganda and lies, just to cause confusion but sadly for the PDP, it is just too late because Bayelsans have made up their minds to sack under-developer of a oil-rich state.
“For the benefit of the doubt, pictures will tell doubters that the Minister of State for Petroleum, Senator Heineken Lokpobiri, and the 2019 governorship candidate, David Lyon, most recently held a strategic meeting with our candidate in the presence of our National Chairman, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, where everyone recommitted themselves and massive mobilisation.
“We, however, sympathise with the restless Governor Diri and his camp for acting too late, bearing in mind that their days are numbered in the Bayelsa State Government House. We urge all our party members, supporters, and Byelsans in general to remain calm, expectant of landslide victory and disregard lies suggesting cracks in our camp.”