SYLVA’S PRESS CONFERENCE LACKS SUBSTANCE, OBVIOUSLY RATTLED AHEAD OF DEFEAT …PDP
Bayelsa State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) today reacted to the press conference held by the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate, Timipre Sylva, which it described as “cheap copycat” and a total failure because it ended up saying nothing substantive.
In a statement by the Director of Publicity the Restoration Campaign Organisation, Jonathan Obuebite, the party said the conference was a complete sham as Sylva appeared delusional and lacked confidence and coherence.
It further observed that Sylva seemed “obviously rattled ahead of defeat” .
Obuebite claimed that Sylva struggled throughout to put his points across which he regarded as a lack of confidence and understanding of the issues being asked and thus an embarrassment not only to himself but also to his party, the APC and its leadership.
He stated: “Sylva embarrassed himself before the entire world with his poor performance at the press conference as he was hardly coherent and in most cases, he appeared like someone beaten and thoroughly rattled”.
He noted that the APC candidate was so frustrated that at a point he poured invectives on a reporter who dared to ask him to respond to the allegation that while as governor he organized the stoning of President Muhammadu Buhari who then as presidential candidate of the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) was on campaign tour of Bayelsa State.
“It only provided platform to further spin more lies upon lies. You all saw him being unable to talk straight on anything even when the questions were arranged for him ahead by his party men”, Obuebite declared.
He said it was curious that Sylva at the press conference accused Governor Dickson of extra-judicial killing, saying that the public in the state was well aware that it was a huge irony because the former governor had a record of such killings and can never extricate himself and his past from the minds of victims of his “dreadful past”.
“Bayelsans know quite well the record of sponsored state killings through Sylva’s dreaded killer squad known asOperation Famutangbe. Under Sylva, Bayelsa was a killing field. Businesses were shut down and many fled the state out of fear for their lives. Now see who is accusing Governor Dickson of fanning the embers of violence and killing? Who will take Sylva seriously by his performance at the press conference?” he queried.