28 January 2012
Yenagoa residents celebrate gov’s exit
THE governor of
, Chief Timipre Sylva has said that as a democrat and firm believer in the rule of law, he has taken the ruling of the Supreme Court terminating his tenure in good faith. Bayelsa State
In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Doifie Ola, the governor described the verdict as a temporary setback. According to him, the implication of the judgment is that the January 2011 primary election which he won as candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) subsists.
Sylva enjoined his supporters to remain calm and not take the law into their hands. He thanked the people of
for the opportunity given him to serve. Bayelsa State
“As governor for the past four years, the Sylva-led government has touched the lives of the people and changed the state for the better.” he said.
Sylva spoke yesterday as Yenagoa, the state capital erupted in celebration as news of the ouster of the governor by the Supreme Court hit the airwaves.