Feb. 6, 2014
Former Governor of Bayelsa State, Timiprey Silva, on Monday in Yola, Adamawa State capital, apologized to all Nigerians on behalf of the Niger Delta region for producing an incompetent leader in the person of president Goodluck Jonathan.
The former governor recalled that in 2011, he was in Adamawa State with elders of Niger Delta region to plead with the North to support Jonathan, as President. He said his action was a big mistake.
“The country is not performing, the ship is sinking due to poor leadership,” he said, urging all Nigerians to put hands on deck to oust PDP in 2015.
Silva, who spoke at a grand rally organised by the opposition All Progressives Congress said he was tendering the apology on behalf of elders of the Niger Delta region.
According to him, the Niger Delta region is now regretting for producing a wrong leader who has infected the nation with poverty, corruption and religious sentiments to divide brothers and sisters.
Also speaking at the rally, the national leader of the APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, said, “the hour has come for well wishers to save the ship of the nation from total wreck under the leadership of the PDP.”
The former Lagos state governor said the return of former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar to the APC was a giant stride that will move Nigerian democracy forward.