Bayelsa APC Primaries: Go To Court, Oyegun Dares Sylva

Timipre Sylva

The National Chairman, All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, has told Chief Timipre Sylva, one of the contestants in the botched governorship primaries in Bayelsa to go to court.

“Mr Sylva can go to court because that is what the court is meant for,” Oyegun said in Abuja on Monday.

He made the statement while responding to newsmen who asked for his comments on Silva’s claim that he won the September 22 primary election.

“We had serious security challenges and the process did not meet the standard which this party has set for itself,” Oyegun said, adding that the party has decided to conduct another primary on Sept. 29 where a level playing ground will be prepared for all candidates who aspire to public offices in the party.

“We have no alternative but to stop the process by ensuring that the chairman of the panel was moved out of the venue with the help of security agencies.

“We decided thereafter that there should be fresh primary.

“We have written to INEC on our decision to conduct fresh primary for the Bayelsa governorship election on Tuesday.

“We are getting in touch with the Inspector-General of Police and all other security agencies to assist us in ensuring effective security,” Oyegun said.

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