October 1, 2023

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Tinubu’s Campaign Coordinator Tells Warring APC Members In BayelsaTo Sheathe Sword

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Ahead of the November 11 gubernatorial election in Bayelsa State, the south-south coordinator of The Asiwaju Group, TAG, Pastor Reuben Wilson has urged all those with grievances against other party members to sheathe their sword and work for the party’s electoral success.
The APC chieftain who worked for the victory of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu in the last presidential election said the party would suffer severe injury in the hands of the ruling party in the state if they continued to quarrel.

Wilson who is also the founder of the Pastor Reuben Initiative for Good Leadership and Accountability (PRIFGLA ) said in a statement on Monday that the on-going rift must end because it was not in the best interest of the party.

Hear him: “We cannot afford to go into the forthcoming election as a divided house because a house that is divided against itself cannot stand. We all should therefore, bury our differences and work together to achieve victory for the party.

“As ardent party faithful, we can easily resolve our differences when we place priority on the party decisions above our personal interests. There’s no way party faithful will not disagree but when our disagreements are viewed from the prism of party supremacy ,we cannot but resolve them quickly for the collective interest of the party.”

A key member of the party, Dr Theophilus Allison had recently gone public with information concerning his rift with a former minister of state for petroleum, Chief Timipre Sylva. The main cause of the rift is not known.

Wilson said rather than pick quarrels with Sylva at this time, Allison should find ways of resolving the issues with the leader of the APC in the state. “The task before us in the state is huge and quite daunting because we are an opposition party in the state and we shall be wrestling power from an incumbent governor.
He told Allison “to settle his differences with His Excellency, Chief Timipre Sylva and work for the victory of our party as an ardent party faithful. You have been a close ally of Chief Timipre Sylva for sometime now, so it doesn’t look good when your disagreements are made public. Try and explore means of settling your disagreements privately. I know that His Excellency, Chief Timipre Sylva holds you in high esteem and he has so much confidence in you. It’s that same trust and confidence he has for you that made him to nominate you for the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) board that was unfortunately not inaugurated.

“I believe very strongly that no matter your differences with him, the genuine friendship you people enjoyed in the past can be rekindled to resolve your differences in private. So please stop bringing your differences to the public domain. It doesn’t look good and it will not do you any good. Resolve your differences with him and work assiduously for the best interest of the party as a true party faithful.”

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