Alaibe withdraws from Bayelsa governorship race
The former Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) and an All Progressives Congress governorship candidate in Bayelsa,Timi Alaibe has withdrawn from race.
Alaibe who announced his withdrawal in a statement said his decision was due to the fact that as “individual leaders and as a party, [we] need to avoid a situation of crisis that the PDP might inadvertently reap from.”
“As a result, having carefully examined the circumstances that have trailed the Governorship primaries of our great party in Bayelsa state, I have come to the conclusion that pushing my Governorship ambition beyond this point carries alongside it some collateral consequences.
“Succinctly, two options are available to me. Whereas I am confident that I have the required support of my admirers and supporters as well as the needed backing of Bayelsans to govern them, the hurdles set on the way of this noble project are seemingly temptous and capable of overheating the APC in Bayelsa.
“In another vein, the virtuous path to take is that virtuous one in which personal interest are sacrificed for the common good,whether for the APC or the state in general. This is the path I chose in the light of the prevailing circumstances. I therefore withdraw from the governorship primary contest.
“This decision is taken in the interest of our party especially as we face the task of the common challenge of unseating the PDP in the state come December 5.”