15 November 2011
By Emmanuel Aziken, Political Editor, Samuel Oyadongha & Henry Umoru
LAGOS — The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, was yesterday perfecting fresh plans to checkmate the incumbent governor of Bayelsa State, Mr Timipre Sylva from influencing the outcome of the party’s primaries in the state. This came as there were conflicting reports as to whether the ward congress scheduled for yesterday held or not.
The party, it was learnt, was trying to settle for a consensus candidate by asking six of the seven aspirants to step down for a candidate who is believed to have the close ears of the presidency.
Vanguard gathered that the party will tomorrow issue final clearance certificates to the seven cleared aspirants in an effort to checkmate any legal move by the incumbent governor.