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Bayelsa Polls: Sylva booed and jeered at campaign rally



*Col. Kenebai commends community for rejecting Sylva*

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A retired colonel and member representing Sagbama Constituency 2 in Bayelsa State House of Assembly, Bernard Kenebai, has commended the people of Toruebeni in Sagbama Local Government Area of Bayelsa State for rejecting the APC and its Governorship Candidate in the December 5 polls, Chief Timipre Sylva. 

The people conveyed their displeasure with the party on Thursday when Sylva went to Toruebeni to seek their support for his ambition to rule the state again.

Trouble started shortly after Sylva incurred the wrath of the youths and women groups as he tried to take credit for the construction of the Toruebeni gigantic bridge which of course was completed by the incumbent governor of the state, Henry Seriake Dickson. 

The people accused Sylva of neglecting Toruebeni in his five year mal- administration as governor. 

The angry youths shouted Sylva down, booed and jeered at him, forcing Sylva and members of his campaign team to abruptly end their tour and return to Yenagoa in shame.  

In his reaction to the development, Kenebai said what happened to Sylva was a dose of democracy in action. 

According to him, gone were the days when the electorate were deceived and thanks his constituents for being politically conscious, while assuring the people of Toruebeni of more dividends of democracy if they re-elect Dickson on December 5.

The lawmaker commended the people for their steadfast support for PDP and Governor Dickson. 

He however praised the people of Toruebeni for their outright rejection of Sylva and urged all well-meaning Bayelsans to borrow a leaf from Toruebeni because according to him, making Sylva governor again is like returning Bayelsa to Egypt!

Kenebai also commended the police, DSS and INEC for being neutral so far and urged them not to be intimidated by Sylva’s blackmail. 

The lawmaker noted that Sylva has been deceiving unsuspecting Bayelsans that he would use federal might to rig the election but expressed confidence that Bayelsans have taken their collective destiny in their hands and will resist any attempt to rig the elections.

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