Atiku, Obi are no match for Tinubu, says Sylva as APC takes campaign to Bayelsa


Timipre Sylva, minister of state for petroleum resources, says Atiku Abubakar and Peter Obi, presidential candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the Labour Party (LP), are no match for Bola Tinubu.


Sylva spoke on Thursday at the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential campaign rally in Yenagoa, capital city of Bayelsa.


“They say Peter Obi and Atiku Abubakar, but I told them that those people are no match for our candidate, because we must look at their track records,” the former governor said.


“What did Obi do in Anambra state when he was a governor?”


The minister also said Douye Diri, governor of Bayelsa who is a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has failed to govern the state well.


“You can see why it is so. Can an umbrella protect you from the flood? We had serious flooding in Bayelsa that affected every home and every family in the state,” he said.


“The state government had been warned about it for a long time that the flood was coming, but they had no preparation for the flood.


 “You can also see when you walk on the streets of Bayelsa, you can see that they were not even prepared. But today, I am not here to talk about Bayelsa state because that battle is coming later, and we know that that battle has already been won today.”


On his part, Yekini Nabena, former deputy spokesman of the APC, said his party is also working to take over power in the state.


“We are all here. The state is in darkness. Physically, we are here; it is not on paper. We have seen everywhere; everywhere is dirty,” Nabena told journalists on the sidelines of the rally.


“Our state cannot continue to suffer in this present state. We must rescue the state. We are the second poorest state after Sokoto; how can that be?”

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