The Bayelsa governorship campaign council of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has urged its supporters not to be deterred by the delisting of its candidate, Timipre Sylva, for the November 11 poll. It assured party members and its supporters that Mr Sylva’s name would be reinstated on the INEC list of gubernatorial candidates.
The council said this in a statement by its spokesman, Perry Tukuwei, on Wednesday.
“The Bayelsa APC gubernatorial campaign hereby urges our dear people of Bayelsa not to be deterred by recent happenings in the polity as we match towards the victory post at the November 11 governorship election,” said the statement. “We are clearly miles ahead with a well-thought-out ‘Renewed Hope’ for Bayelsa agenda as well as resounding successes recorded in campaign activities across communities culminating in the decision by people of the state.”
It added, “To look the way of Chief Timipre Sylva and Joshua Maciver as the next governor and deputy governor respectively. Our dear people of Bayelsa, do not fear. Do not be discouraged. We are on course with no distractions.”
The council said the party’s lawyers “are very well on top of the situation as we expect victory” at the Court of Appeal.
“We will win,” the statement assured APC supporters and members.
INEC on Tuesday published the list of candidates for the election without the name of the APC candidate in compliance with the ruling of a Federal High Court that disqualified him from the election.
The APC had filed an appeal challenging the court decision and applied for a stay of execution of the judgment pending the outcome of the appeal.