Former Bayelsa State Governor, Timipre Sylva might still have plans to return to the saddle as governor as he has now stated publicly his right and qualifications to do just that.
Sylva, while speaking with journalists in Yenagoa, Bayelsa, explained that despite his interest in the polls, his decision to run is the prerogative of his party.
He said: “Bayelsa people should not be worried about whether I run or not. What they should be worried about is whether the APC is fielding a candidate or not. It is not about me. It is about the APC.
“But you should know that I am still eligible and qualified to contest under the law. But whether I am running or not will be determined by the party. The APC will take the final decision and whoever the party picks will win Bayelsa State.”
The former governor also picked holes in the way people have been according the status of hero of democracy on former President, Goodluck Jonathan for conceding defeat in the last presidential election, adding that Jonathan’s attempts to scuttle the election disqualified him from benefiting from such heroic status.
Sylva said: “For me, conceding defeat is not an achievement. Let us take a look at the event, they tried everything to subvert and thwart.”