APC Postpones Bayelsa Governorship Campaign

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has decided to postpone the flag-off of its governorship campaign in Bayelsa State, initially slated for Saturday, October 14.
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This change in schedule was communicated to the public through a statement made by the party's National Publicity Secretary, Felix Morka, on a Friday in Abuja. A new date for the campaign will be announced to the public in due course.

This decision comes in the wake of recent developments, where an Abuja High Court ruled to disqualify the APC candidate, Timipre Sylva, from participating in the forthcoming governorship race scheduled for November 11.

Justice Donatus Okorowo, delivering the judgment, cited the fact that Sylva had previously been sworn in as governor twice, serving a total of five years in office.

According to the judge, allowing Sylva to contest again would breach the provisions of the 1999 constitution, as he would potentially spend more than eight years in office if he won.

In this context, the APC has stated its position that Timipre Sylva remains its candidate for the upcoming governorship election, despite the court's ruling. This decision sets the stage for further legal and political developments in the lead-up to the election.

“We wish to state categorically that Sylva is, and remains our candidate for the November 11 election.

“Our party and its candidate have duly instructed the legal team to appeal the decision of the Federal High Court diligently and expeditiously,” the APC spokesman had said while reacting to the judgment.

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