ONE OF THE REASONS TIMIPRE SYLVA LOST THE PDP TICKET
ARTICLE 21 OF THE PDP CONSTITUTION prohibits members of the Party from taking it to court without exhausting internal mechanisms for redress. The same ARTICLE 21, gives the Party Power to discipline any erring member who commits any breach of its constitution – that is any member who says or does anything likely to bring the party into disrepute, hatred or contempt. Sylva has ridiculed the Party several times.
Sadly, Gov. Timipre Sylva has taken the matter to court. On one occasion, Timipre Sylva accused the party of killing democracy. At a lecture making the 15th anniversary of Bayelsa State, Governor Sylva said NIGERIA IS A DISASTER (The Hard Truth, October 6-12 front page). How could a serving PDP Governor Lampoon a PDP led administration, one accuse the ruling party of lacking internal democracy. This is why the interference of the PDP it Governors is not constitutional but prejudicial to the course of justice. Governor Timipre Sylva took the PDP and INEC to Court. It is now time for both parties to abide by the rule of law. Any PDP Governor who makes any public statement about a matter that is already in court should either be ignored or sanctioned. Let us allow the Law Court to explore the full gamut of the law.
Sylva’s is an incurably bad case because there were so many extra-judicial killings and cult-wars which he sponsored. Add this to the billions of Naira he has stolen and the private businesses he finances with Bayelsa money, his supporters should be negotiating how many years he will spend in jail after leaving office.
BAYELSANS WANT TIMIPRE SYLVA TO ACCOUNT FOR THEIR RESOURCES!