Presidency confirms Petroleum Minister, Sylva has resigned
The Presidency has confirmed the resignation of the Minister
of State Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva, ahead of the All Progressive
Congress, APC, governorship primaries in Bayelsa State next month.
On Friday, in a tweet on his official Twitter handle, Bashir
Ahmad, President Muhammadu Buhari’s Special Assistant on Digital
Communications, confirmed the development.
“Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, and former
Bayelsa state governor, H.E. Timipre Sylva, has resigned his appointment to
contest in the next Bayelsa governorship election”, Ahmad tweeted.
The statement had clarified speculations surrounding the
The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has
fixed November 11 2023, for governorship elections in Bayelsa, Kogi and Imo
March 27 between April 17 2023, are scheduled dates for
political Parties’ primaries.
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