Residents of Bayelsa state, on Monday, were taken aback when campaign posters of the presidential candidate for the All Progressives Congress, Muhammadu Buhari and former Bayelsa State Governor Timipre Sylva, on Monday, flooded the state capital.
Posters of other party candidates for other political positions, including the Bayelsa Central Senatorial candidate, Preye Aganaba, also emerged in strategic places in the state.
The posters are seen by many as profound political statements that the APC’s emergence in President Goodluck Jonathan’s state, is real.
One of the workers, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said, “The APC is indeed serious. With what we are seeing, it will no longer be an easy ride for the Peoples Democratic Party in Bayelsa.
” I must confess, we are excited at the posters and the actors behind them. The contest ahead is surely going to be tough. This will eliminate complacency on the part of the PDP.”
Some of the posters, particularly Sylva’s, attracted the attention of workers of the State Civil Service who resumed work after the New Year break on Monday.
It was observed that the colorful campaign posters of Sylva at the entrance of the State Secretariat annex attracted commendation from workers.
The poster, which carried a colorful picture of the former governor, had a simple message, “A Homeboy for the Home Job in Abuja.”
Attempt to get comment from some of his former aides failed as our correspondent was directed to his campaign page on Facebook tagged “timipresylvaforsenate2015.”
On the page, the message read, “During Timipre Sylva’s administration as the governor of Bayelsa State, the Niger Delta University received significant attention leading to the accreditation of all the departments in the University.
“Today, the university has been abandoned and the Faculty of Law, Department of Geology and others have all lost accreditation.
“Diete Koki Memorial Hospital is a landmark achievement by his administration. Chief Timipre Sylva remains the best Governor we’ve had. He has been a House of Assembly member in the old Rivers State; Political Adviser to a former Bayelsa State Governor; ministerial aide, and Governor of Bayelsa State. His main opponent has zero political experience.
“Clearly, Sylva best represents the voice of the people, and above all, he is a homeboy who understands the needs of the people he seeks to represent.”
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