The Bayelsa Gubernatorial Campaign Council of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has urged its supporters not to be deterred by the delisting of its candidate for the Nov. 11 poll, Chief Timipre Sylva.
This is contained in a statement issued in Yenagoa by Mr Perry Tukuwei, the Director of Media and Publicity of the Council on Wednesday.
“The Bayelsa APC Gubernatorial Campaign hereby urges our dear people of Bayelsa not to be deterred with recent happenings in the polity as we match towards the victory post at the Nov. 11 Governorship Election.
“We are clearly miles ahead with a well thought out Renewed Hope for Bayelsa agenda as well as resounding successes recorded in campaign activities across communities culminating in the decision by people of the state.
“To look the way of Chief Timipre Sylva and Joshua Maciver as the next Governor and Deputy Governor respectively.
“Our dear people of Bayelsa, do not fear. Do not be discouraged. We are on course with no distractions,” he said.
He added:“Our lawyers are very well on top of the situation as we expect victory at the Court of Appeal. We will win.”
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Tuesday published the list of candidates for the election without the name of the APC candidate in compliance with the ruling of a Federal High Court that disqualified him from the election.
The APC had filed an appeal challenging the court decision and applied for a stay of execution of the judgment pending the outcome of the appeal.