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Sacked Bayelsa dep gov-elect on the verge of committing suicide – Sylva cries out

The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources , Timipre Sylva, says the Deputy Governor -elect whose certificate scandal cost the All Progressives Congress the Bayelsa State governorship seat, is on the verge of committing suicide.

Sylva said this on Channels Television’ s Sunrise Daily programme on Monday.

The governor -elect , David Lyon; and the deputy governor – elect , Senator Biobarakuma Degi- Eremienyo , were sacked by the Supreme Court on the eve of their inauguration while the Peoples Democratic Party took over the leadership of the state.
The minister described the Supreme Court’ s judgment as unfair, saying the matter was not a criminal one and should not have been treated in such a manner.
He said, “ I ’m dealing with a former deputy governor that is on the verge of committing suicide . Every day I had 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 , that can lead to suicide.