Report reaching The Heat Nigeria shows that former governor of Lagos State and All Progressives Congress (APC) National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has called on Chief Timipre Sylva to contest the December 5, 2015 governorship election in Bayelsa State.
Tinubu also charged Bayelsans to ensure that Sylva becomes the next governor of the state in view of placing the state on the right path.
“I want him to contest the governorship election because of his proven leadership qualities and our belief that he can bring change to the state,” he said when he met Sylva at his Abuja home on Sunday.
Apart from allegedly eendorsing him as the party’s consensus candidate for the December 5, 2015 governorship election, Tinubu reportedly commended Sylva, a former governor of the state, for his contributions to the development of the APC in Nigeria, particularly Bayelsa State.
“It is time for Bayelsans to unite and support a person who can effectively enhance unity, provide opportunities for all and lead the people in a different direction,” Tinubu said while expresing support for Sylva’s aspiration to clinch the party’s ticket and governorship seat.
He mandated APC leaders and members in Bayelsa State to support his choice too.
“If you want change, if you’re unhappy with the direction of Bayelsa State, then you must join the governorship race and change the state for the people.”