Sylva rejects new primaries
Former Bayelsa governor Timipre Sylva has lashed out against the All Progressives Party’s decision to void his victory in the state gubernatorial primaries.
“An APC candidate for the December 5, 2015 governorship election in Bayelsa State has emerged and that candidate is Chief Timipre Sylva,” a statement by his spokesman, Doifie Buokoribo, said.
“There is no way a fresh primary can be organised on Tuesday as it would amount to an act of illegality. No amount of media manipulation can change that. This is a society of law and order.”
“The latest disinformation through the media goes to show the level of desperation of some people who want the APC governorship ticket through the back door. An election was conducted, Sylva won, the whole world has seen it.”
There were reports that Sokoto and Ogun state governors, Aminu Tambuwal and Ibikunle Amosun would join Edo state governor Adams Oshiomole to monitor the exercise, and Sylva doesn’t agree.
“There is no way a hopelessly compromised Oshiomhole, who has also openly displayed his bias, can be asked again to go and conduct an election in Bayelsa State.”
“As at Saturday, 26 September 2015, Tambuwal is in far away New York attending the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) while Amosun is attending Hajj in Saudi Arabia. Are they going to conduct a virtual election?
“Despite the orchestrated lies and disinformation, the Sylva Campaign will again urge our teeming supporters to be law-abiding, peaceful but resolute. Victory is sure,” the statement ended.