A political activist and former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of
the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Timi Frank, has insisted
that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) would lose the forthcoming
Governorship election in Bayelsa state for “choosing to field a weak
He therefore congratulated the candidate of the APC in Bayelsa state, David Lyon, ahead of the elections.
in a statement in Abuja on Friday, noted that the APC’s candidate is
better placed to win the elections in view of the fact that the PDP has
curiously chosen to field a weak candidate against the APC’s
“APC will win the forth-coming governorship election
in Bayelsa State seeing the weak candidate (Governor Seriake) Dickson
and the PDP have chosen as their flag-bearer,” Frank said.
not my wish for the APC to win the forth coming Bayelsan governorship
election in November as I am not a member of the APC neither am I a
supporter of the party, but from the look of things, the choice made by
Dickson and the PDP is not inspiring. Actually, it’s disappointing,” he
He noted that this was not the first time he is toeing this path.
said: “I want to remind those that are surprised that this was the same
position I took against my former party, the APC in 2015, when the
former governor and now the Minister of State for Petroleum, Chief
Timipre Sylva was nominated. He lost the election.
“History is about to repeat itself albeit in PDP because it is making the same mistake that the APC made in 2015.
“Therefore, the handpicked PDP’s candidate will lose the forth coming governorship election in Bayelsa State.
prove my point, it could be recalled there was neither excitement nor
jubilation from Bayelsans after the ‘arrangee’ primaries that produced
the PDP’s candidate.
“The adhoc congress already programmed him
to win, Bayelsans and PDP know that there was no congress in Bayelsa as
it was programmed in a way to favour him. PDP will regret its action as
it will son boomerang against them.
“Bayelsans had looked forward
to a formidable candidate in the person of Chief Timi Alaibe but some
powerful forces from the PDP’s NWC and Governor Dickson traded Timi
Alaibe for a weak candidate for selfish reasons to enable the APC to
take over the governorship of Bayelsa State.
“I am pained to see that Bayelsans will have no choice than to vote for APC which has a better candidate.
“Bayelsans should hold Dickson and PDP’s NWC responsible for the imminent APC’s victory in the state.
would have loved the PDP’s candidate to win as he is from my
constituency but it is not feasible as this is a man that lost his local
government during the last election.
The Bayelsa-born activist
also commended and congratulated Timi Alaibe for his statemanship,
adding that Alaibe has shown to be “a true leader but for those that
collaborated and stole the happiness and joy of Bayelsans by
manipulating the primaries, should beg for God’s forgiveness otherwise
posterity will judge them for making Bayelsans go through such pain.”
urged Alaibe’s supporters to remain calm, believing that a direction of
whom to vote at the November 16th governorship election will soon be
“The PDP knows very well that the APC is desperate to
win any of the South-south states, yet they decided to field a weak
candidate, thereby giving APC the victory through the back-door. The
result of the election will serve as a lesson for PDP to learn to
present a stronger candidate the next time.
“Instead of PDP to
prepare to win more states, they are going to lose more if they continue
this way due to selfish reasons. I know that truth is bitter but I will
always stand by the truth,” he said.
Comrade Timi Frank