Sylva resigned ahead of the All Progressive Congress (APC) governorship primaries in Bayelsa State next month.
Ahmad tweeted “Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, and former Bayelsa state governor, H.E. Timipre Sylva, has resigned his appointment to contest in the next Bayelsa governorship election”.
Sylva had last year resigned as Minister after declaring his intention to contest the Presidential primaries of the APC.
But a few days later, he withdrew the letter despite attending a valedictory session with President Buhari alongside other Ministers who contested the primaries.