The TSO observed lately that some amorphous groups have made it their pastime to denigrate the person of His Excellency, Chief Timipre Marlyn Sylva, at every turn on the social media, in the guise of campaigning for aspirants.
This was made known to MainNews, that whether those amorphous group, either they are calling on sylva to withdraw or casting aspersions on him without provocation.
The TSO opined that they viewed these amorphous acts as manifestations of the grand plan to airbrush Sylva out of Bayelsa politics. So therefore, they wish to sound it loud and clear that Sylva, being a democrat by nature, would not play his political games undemocratically.
According to there words, “Sylva entire political career, spanning decades, he has kept faith with democratic ideals, and would not now resort to strange tendencies to actualize his political pursuits”. Whereas they believe that it would do much good to such groups and their sponsors to be informed that “Sylva has no intention of stopping any APC member from joining the governorship contest”.
As a support group, “We in the TSO also will not engage in or encourage our members to indulge in smear campaigns against respectable leaders of our party”.
Thus, they expect other support groups and interested aspirants in the governorship primary to reciprocate by respecting His Excellency, Chief Timipre Marlyn Sylva’s constitutional right and freedom to contest, if he so wishes.
The group warned that the sponsored campaigns of calumny against Sylva must stop. In accordingly, they must harness their collective efforts to build strength and organize a primary that would be the cynosure of all other parties.
However, the TSO believe that all the time and energies mobilized at denigrating Sylva would be more beneficial to the APC if they are rather channeled to the course of building party cohesion and understanding, because the object before them is the only one they can achieve in unity”.
Signed: Comrade Wilfred Frank Ogbotobo
Director, Media/Strategic Communication