Oshiomhole, Sylva slam Dickson as Bayelsa APC ends campaign


The All Progressives Congress on Tuesday held its final campaign ahead of Saturday’s Bayelsa State governorship election. At the event, which took place at the Ox-Bow Lake Pavilion in Yenagoa, Senator Biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo, was recognised by APC leaders at the rally   as the deputy governorship candidate of the party despite being disqualified by an Abuja Division of the Federal High Court earlier  on Tuesday.

In its ruling, the court agreed with the Peoples Democratic Party  that Degi-Eremienyo provided conflicting information in  the  documents  he submitted to the  Independent National Electoral Commission and disqualified him from the polls. Meanwhile, about  20 other parties, represented by Williams Ifidi adopted the APC candidate David Lyon  for as their sole candidate for  Saturday’s  contest. Two prominent leaders of the party who took part in the  primary poll, Heineken Lokpobiri and  Preye Aganaba – were absent from  the campaign.

The National Chairman of APC, Adams Oshiomhole;  and  the Governor of Kebbi State and Chairman of the  Progressives Governors’ Forum, Atiku Bagudu, were among those who addressed Degi-Eremienyo as Lyon’s  running mate  at the event. Oshiomhole, who presented Lyon and Degi-Eremienyo to the crowd, expressed hope that Lyon would emerge victorious at the  polls.

He advised Governor Seriake Dickson against   resorting to violence in his quest to ensure victory for the ruling PDP.


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