Vocal activist, Timi Frank has predicted that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will lose the forthcoming Bayelsa State governorship election to the All Progressive Congress (APC).
The former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the APC, who is now a member of the PDP, argued that the PDP will lose the election because the choice made by Governor Seriake Dickson was weak and uninspiring.
Timi Frank who issued a statement in Abuja on Friday, noted that APC’s candidate is better placed to win the elections in view of the fact that the PDP has curiously chosen to field a weak candidate against the APC’s flag-bearer.
“APC will win the forth-coming governorship election in Bayelsa State seeing the weak candidate (Governor Seriake) Dickson and the PDP have chosen as their flag-bearer,” Frank said.
“It is not my wish for the APC to win the forthcoming Bayelsa governorship election in November as I am not a member of the APC neither am I a supporter of the party, but from the look of things, the choice made by Dickson and the PDP is not inspiring. Actually, it’s disappointing,” he said.
He noted that this was not the first time he is towing this path. Frank said: “I want to remind those that are surprised that this was the same position I took against my former party, the APC in 2015, when the former governor and now the Minister of State for Petroleum, Chief Timipre Sylva was nominated. He lost the election.
“History is about to repeat itself albeit in PDP because it is making the same mistake that the APC made in 2015.
“Therefore, the handpicked PDP’s candidate will lose the forthcoming governorship election in Bayelsa State.
“To prove my point, it could be recalled there was neither excitement nor jubilation from Bayelsans after the ‘arrangee’ primaries that produced the PDP’s candidate.
“The ad-hoc congress already programmed him to win, Bayelsans and PDP know that there was no congress in Bayelsa as it was programmed in a way to favour him. PDP will regret its action as it will son boomerang against them.
“Bayelsans had looked forward to a formidable candidate in the person of Chief Timi Alaibe but some powerful forces from the PDP’s NWC and Governor Dickson traded Timi Alaibe for a weak candidate for selfish reasons to enable the APC to take over the governorship of Bayelsa State. “I am pained to see that Bayelsans will have no choice than to vote for APC which has a better candidate.
“Bayelsans should hold Dickson and PDP’s NWC responsible for the imminent APC’s victory in the state. “I would have loved the PDP’s candidate to win as he is from my constituency but it is not feasible as this is a man that lost his local government during the last election.