The campaign team of the winner of the 22 September governorship primary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bayelsa State, which was cancelled on Monday by the party, the Timipre Sylva Campaign Organisation, has described the invalidation of the primary election as unfortunate.
In a statement issued in Yenagoa on Tuesday by Mr. Doifie Buokoribo, the campaign team told its supporters to remain calm and steadfast, saying, “Ultimately, our victory is sure.”
The National Working Committee (NWC) of APC had on Monday cancelled the primary election for the 5 December governorship election in the state following a controversial report submitted by the party’s Electoral Committee headed by Edo State Governor Adams Oshiomhole.
However, 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 5 December 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.”