The Timipre Sylva Campaign for the
Bayelsa State 2015 gubernatorial election has described as misleading
and completely untrue, reports that the All Progressives Congress (APC)
Governorship Primary held on Tuesday, in Yenagoa had been cancelled or
maintained that the primary, which was won by Chief Timipre Sylva, was
conducted in accordance with the party’s rules and guidelines set by the
Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), and as such the party
had no basis to cancel its outcomes.
Buokoribo, said: “We want to state categorically that since the primary
election was conducted according to the rules and duly won by Sylva, he
remains the candidate of the APC in Bayelsa State and any statement to
the contrary is mere rumour.
have the powers to unilaterally annul a state primary election. We are
even shocked that he allowed his name to be used when he has not even
received the report from members of the electoral panel.
Committee, which has the responsibility to examine complaints arising
from the primary election. It is only after the Appeals Committee has
concluded its job that the National Working Committee (NWC) will meet to
consider all reports from the primary, including those of the security
the venue of the primary, saying the absence of Governor Adams
Oshiomhole alone could not invalidate the primary
pictures and videos to prove that he lied. There are pictures and video
to show that Oshiomhole presided over the election and handed over the
exercise to the Secretary of the Panel on the excuse that he was going
to eat’’, the campaign organisation stated.
the election and that the remaining six panel members and INEC officials
remained in the venue till the winner was announced’’.
relating to his conducts, “which completely compromised’’ his position
as chair of the election panel adding that right from the beginning, it
was obvious that Oshiomhole was working towards a pre-determined answer
governorship primary has been concluded in Bayelsa State, a winner has
emerged, and the winner is Sylva’’, Sylva Campaign group added.
rumour that a new primary is being scheduled for early next week.”