24 October 2011
... The bid by former managing director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Mr.
Timi Alaibe, to contest the 2012 governorship election in on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) may have hit the rock, following an outright refusal by the party to grant him waiver. Bayelsa State
LEADERSHIP gathered last night that the party’s national secretariat had rejected the plan by the South- South zone of the party to grant a waiver to Alaibe, enabling him to contest for governorship poll in the state on the grounds that the party no longer issue automatic waiver to its members.
Alaibe, who left the PDP for the Labour Party (LP) last year before the ruling of a Federal High Court, which suspended the conduct of the April 2011 gubernatorial poll in
alongside four other states, had announced his planned return to the PDP to contest next year’s governorship election last week. Bayelsa State
But a source at the party’s national secretariat hinted that the party had insisted on implementing the decision of the National Executive Committee (NEC) as far as waivers were concerned.