Timipre Sylva Raises Alarm, says Sacked Bayelsa Deputy Governor Contemplating Suicide

Two weeks after the governor-elect of Bayelsa state, David Lyon, and his deputy, Biobarakuma Degi-Eremieoyo were sacked from office, Timipre Sylva, the minister of state for petroleum resources, said the deputy governor-elect wants to take his own life.

Sylva while speaking on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily programme on Monday, March 2, explained that Degi-Eremienyo, is on the verge of taking his life following the Supreme Court judgement on allegations of his certificates submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

The minister went on to describe the apex court’s ruling on the Bayelsa gubernatorial election held back in 2019 as unfair, adding that the matter should have been treated as a criminal case.

He said: “This is a matter of life and death. Every day I have to call to find out that he hasn’t done anything to himself. If someone said you forged your certificate and you have built your life and integrity and someone all of a sudden brings everything down.” Timipre Sylva, the minister of state for petroleum resources

Meanwhile, it was previously reported that David Lyon, the Bayelsa governor-elect sacked by the Supreme Court, said his running mate should not be blamed for the development.

The sacked governor-elect also urged his supporters and members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to avoid violence. Lyon described himself as a peacemaker and would never resort to violence over the judgement.

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