The All Progressives Congress (APC) said the process of its rescheduled primary election in Bayelsa state begin today (Tuesday), even as the party told the acclaimed winner of the former election, Timipre Sylva, to go to court if he was not satisfy with the decision.
National Chairman of the APC, Chief John Odigie Oyegun, told newsmen on Monday at the party Secretariat in Abuja that the NWC sees it as a duty to provide a level playing ground for all those who aspire to offices in this party, adding that the process that led to last Tuesday’s primary could not meet the standards which the party has set for itself.
According to Oyegun, “Bayelsa state at Yenegao we had serious security challenges and so the process could not meet the standards which this party has set for itself and so we had no alternative but to stop the process by ensuring that the chairman of the panel was effectively moved out of the venue with the help of security agencies.
“We decided thereafter that there should be a proper, fresh primaries, so today the party decided, we have written to INEC appropriately decided to conduct fresh primaries for the Bayelsa governorship election beginning tomorrow.
“We are getting in touch with the Inspector general of police and all the other security agencies to please assist us in ensuring effective security.”
When asked Oyegun to respond to the threat by the former governor of Bayelsa state and one of the aspirants seeking the ticket Timipre Sylva’s, who claimed to have won the last primary election, the national chairman said that Mr. Sylva “can go to court because that is what the court is meant for.”