Timpre Sylva, a former Governor of Bayelsa State who was elected as governor under the PDP but later defected to APC where he lost another governorship bid in 2016, has reacted to reports of politicians defecting from the ruling party, APC to the opposition party, PDP and vice versa.
Reacting to rumours that he has defected from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Timpre Sylva in a statement released on his behalf by his media aide, Julius Bokoru, stated that he hopes that stating his unwavering commitment to the APC will cause those hallucinating about his imaginary defection to wake up.
The statement reads in part;
“While ordinarily such rumours are laughable at best and preposterous at worst, Governor Sylva wishes to state (for the sake of his supporters) that he remains firmly a member and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, a party he pioneered in Bayelsa state and a party he believes is steering the country out of the shackles of mediocrity and under-development,” the statement read.
“Sylva is at loss what purpose this baseless rumour is meant to serve. But you cannot put anything past the demented PDP government in Bayelsa state.
“Chief Timipre Sylva finds a correlation between impulsive defections and mental instability, and so, considers those flirting from party to party as people needing psychiatric evaluation.
“While this fabricated rumour may be evidence that some members of the PDP dream of having someone of his fine qualities within their ranks, Chief Timipre Sylva hopes that stating his unwavering commitment to the APC will cause those hallucinating about his imaginary defection to wake up.”
This is coming after the former Governor of Bayelsa State, Chief Timpre Sylva, predicted that President Muhammad Buhari and the All Progressive Congress (APC) would win the Presidential election in most of the states in Nigeria and majority of the seats in the National Assembly.