Chief Timipre Sylva
More trouble appears to be looming for the immediate past governor of Bayelsa State, Chief Timipre Sylva, as the leadership of Change Advocacy Party (CAP), Bayelsa State chapter, yesterday alleged that Sylva was sponsoring Dr. Imoro Kuboh, the former governorship candidate of CAP in the state, to distract Governor Seriake Dickson.
In a statement by the state CAP Chairman, Mr. Deme Kolomo, the party noted that ‘‘after due consultation and having regard to the series of meetings with key stakeholders of the party at all levels, both within and outside the state, we have decided to dissociate ourselves from Dr. Imoro Kuboh, the party’s governorship candidate in the last governorship election in Bayelsa State.
‘‘The decision to dissociate ourselves and the party from Kuboh was painstakingly arrived at, following several failed attempts at the law courts to upturn the popular victory of Hon. Henry Seriake Dickson as governor of Bayelsa State. We have since discovered that Kuboh’s insistence to further seek redress at the Supreme Court even when all facts on ground shows clearly that he stands no chance, is most worrisome.
“Without doubt, we wish to state that Dr. Kuboh is pursuing an agenda that is clearly at variance with what we believe and stand for as a party. From evidence at our disposal, the immediate past governor of the state, Chief Timipre Slyva, is the sponsor of Kuboh.’’
The statement also noted that the party leadership had vowed to distance itself from “the party from Kuboh and by extension, his sponsors and gladiators. It is clear to us that the party is being used to settle personal scores as well as to prosecute political vendetta.’’