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Ex. Governor Sylva’s Campaign Team Confident Of Victory In Rescheduled Bayelsa APC Guber Primary

September 29, 2015

The campaign team of former Governor Timipre Sylva, the winner of the controversial September 22 governorship primary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says it will participate again a party primary rescheduled for tomorrow.


Reacting to Monday's cancellation of the primary, the "Timipre Sylva Campaign Organisation", described the invalidation of the primary election as unfortunate.

In a statement issued in Yenagoa on Tuesday by Doifie Buokoribo, the campaign team told its supporters to remain calm and steadfast.

“Ultimately, our victory is sure,” Buokoribo said. 

The National Working Committee (NWC) of APC had on Monday cancelled the primary election for the December 5 governorship election in the state and ordered a fresh one.

Some aspirants had boycotted to primary including Timi Alaibe  calling for its cancellation over allegations of intimidation and violence by supporters of Mr Sylva.

The Timipre Sylva Campaign Organisation said, “the cancellation of the 22 September primary, where Chief Timipre Sylva was overwhelmingly voted by the APC family in our state to fly the party’s flag at the December 5 governorship election, is unfortunate.

“But as loyal and faithful party folks we have the serenity to accept the decision in the larger interest of our great party. We urge our teeming supporters to remain peaceful and unruffled, rest assured that all is well.“Ultimately, our victory is sure. Our hope cannot be annulled.

"Our mission to rescue Bayelsa State from the grip of maladministration and underdevelopment is a task that must be accomplished."

“We should come out more massively than ever before this Wednesday, 30 September, to repeat the overwhelming endorsement you gave Sylva on 22 September. Together, we shall give the lie to the report of our detractors,” it stated.