There were strong indications that the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva, has resigned his position to contest the Bayelsa State governorship election.

It was gathered from impeccable sources that Sylva handed his resignation letter last week to President Muhammadu Buhari, who doubles as Petroleum Minister, and stopped coming to the office since then.

However, Sylva could not be reached for comment and when contacted, his special assistant on Media, Mr Horatius Egua, neither confirm nor deny Sylva’s resignation.

Egua said he has not seen the letter and his principal has not told him that he has resigned.

Sylva is seeking the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) ticket to run for Bayelsa governorship seat in the party’s primary election scheduled to take place on April 14.






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