Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva, has purchased the All Progressives Congress (APC) Expression of Interest and Nomination forms to contest the forthcoming Bayelsa governorship election.
According to reports, friends of the minister purchased the N50m All Progressives Congress nomination and expression of interest forms for the former governor.
The said friends were reportedly at the national secretariat of the APC on Monday to pick up the nomination form for him.
The Bayelsa governorship election has been slated for 11 November by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Mr Sylva, who was appointed as minister in 2019, was Bayelsa governor between 2008 and 2012.