Independent National Election Commission, INEC, has declared Timipre Sylva ,winner of the Bayelsa State All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship primary, held on Friday.
The result of the primary was announced at the APC state Secretariat in Yenagoa by the Chairman of the election committee, retired Maj. Gen. A T. Jibrin (rtd).
Jibrin said Sylva secured 52,061 to defeat five other contestants. He said Joshua Machiver got 2,078, Festus Danumiebi, 557, Prof. Maureen Etebu, 1,277, Chief David Lyon, 1,584, and Mrs Isikima Johnson, 584 votes.
The committee chairman thanked all stakeholders in the state for the peaceful conduct of the governorship primary election.
In his acceptance speech, Sylva solicited the support of other contestants in order to secure victory for the APC.
Represented by a member of the House of Representatives, Sunny Goli, Sylva said: “Let us work together as family to win the Bayelsa governorship election on November 11, 2023.