One of the topmost contenders for the All Progressives Congress governorship race in Bayelsa State, Chief Ndutimi Alaibe, has withdrawn.
The former Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission, said he withdrew from the contest in the interest of his party after much persuasion from the leader of the party.
Before his withdrawal, Alaibe was seen as the greatest obstacle to former Governor Timipre Sylva clinching the ticket of the party.
Alaibe, in a statement on Wednesday morning, entitled, ‘For the sake of our party, I withdraw,’ recalled with nostalgia the zeal, enthusiasm and hope with which thousands of Bayelsans made a statement in the direction of change in August, 2015.
He also recalled a mental replay of the occasion wherein a qualitative representation of the leadership of the APC ushered in respected leaders and members from their then party, the Peoples Democratic Party.