Bayelsa Polls: APC Urges Supporters To Remain Calm And Law-Abiding

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Following the cancellation of results in Southern Ijaw local government area in the Saturday, December 5 governorship election in Bayelsa state, the state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has appealed to its supporters to exercise restraints in their conduct.

Speaking through the campaign office of its governorship candidate, Chief Timipre Sylva, the party urged its supporters to remain calm and law-abiding.


In a statement issued by the campaign’s director of media and publicity, Chief Nathan Egba, on Monday, December 7 in the state capital, Yenagoa, the APC informed its loyalists that the governorship race is still on course.

Part of the statement read: “The Sylva/Igiri Campaign Organization wishes to reassure all our teeming supporters across the state that there is no cause to worry as the process of the governorship election is not yet completed.

“We, therefore, urge all APC members and supporters to remain calm and law abiding in this critical period.

“We are very confident that our victory will be restored in no distant time and our candidate, Chief Timipre Sylva declared as the duly elected Governor of Bayelsa state having won the majority of votes and satisfied all requirements of the electoral law.”

Egba further said the party chieftains, stakeholders and its gubernatorial candidate, Chief Sylva were working hard to resolve the issues surrounding the “so called cancellation of the Southern Ijaw LGA election results.” 

The statement maintained that what happened at Southern Ijaw LGA could not have been worse than the incidents  in Sagbama and Ekeremor local governments, and yet those results were not cancelled.

The statement also made reference to the  hard work of party leaders in the state especially  the director-general of the campaign, Senator Heineken Lokpobiri, and state party chairman, Chief Tiwei Orunimighe.


Just yesterday, December 8, the .

It will be recalled that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), on Monday, December 7, local government following the alleged irregularities and violence that took place in the area.

The decision by the electoral body, however irked some concerned Nigerians who took to their different social media platform

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