Timipre Sylva

Our Mandate Will Be Restored – Sylvia On APC Loss In Bayelsa

The minister of state for petroleum, Timipre Sylva says despite the Supreme court judgment that sacked the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, David Lyon as elected governor of Bayelsa state, the party would reclaim it’s mandate.

Sylva made this known while reacting to the apex Court affirmation of Duoye Diri, candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP as duly elected governor of the state.

Timipre Sylva: Our Mandate Will Be Restored - Sylvia On APC Loss In Bayelsa
Timipre Sylva

In a statement issued on Sunday, Sylva, a former governor of the state, said President Muhammadu Buhari and Aisha Buhari, his wife, had planned to attend the occasion.

Sylva, who is the APC leader in the state, apologised to the president for the “disruption of his busy schedule”.

He further asked the people of Bayelsa to shun violence while, adding that the legal team of the ruling party is already exploring the options available to them.

Sylva said: “I want to use this moment to call on all the people of our dear state, Bayelsa, to kindly shun all acts of violence and lawlessness.

“Also of great importance to me is to extend my profound apology to our President, His Excellency Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, over the avoidable disruption to his busy schedule which was caused by the events of the moment.

“I am aware that Mr. President and his lovely wife Her Excellency Aisha Buhari had concluded arrangements to travel to Bayelsa to witness the inauguration of the APC Governorship candidate as Governor of Bayelsa State. I therefore extend my apology to Mr. President and members of his entourage.

“To the good people of Bayelsa state, I would like to emphasize the need for restraint at all times. No doubt the events of the last few days are as provocative as they are regrettable.

“But as tempting as it might be for anyone to take the law into their hands, such temptation must be resisted in the greater interest of our state and the political stability of the country at large.

“The leadership of our great party the All Progressives Congress (APC) has directed its team of legal experts to study the situation critically and proffer legal options available to the party accordingly.

“We should therefore all remain faithful to, and have confidence in, the wisdom and ability of the party leadership to provide direction at this very sensitive time.

“Let me conclude by assuring Mr. President and our party hierarchy that despite this temporary setback, APC in Bayelsa remains strong and its members resolute in our support for the ideals of a greater and prosperous Nigeria as envisioned by our President, His Excellency Muhammadu Buhari.

“The mandate will be restored and that dream of a better, greater Bayelsa State will be actualised.”

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