The Court of Appeal in Abuja has the All Progressives Congress, APC, a stay of execution on the judgment delivered by the Federal High Court, Bayelsa, nullifying the governorship primaries of the party.
Minister of State for Petroleum, and former Governor of Bayelsa State Timipre Sylva, disclosed this at a news conference in Yenagoa on Thursday.
“I must tell you that the judgment nullifying the primary was clearly a biased one with all due respect to the judiciary.
“So, I have come to address you because we have good news for the people of Baylesa. The court in Abuja has granted us stay of execution.
“That means, we are fully as a party in the position of contesting this election.
“Because we know that the people of Bayelsa are seriously behind us and we will win the election.
“Everyone in Bayelsa knows that APC has the majority in the state and if there is an election today, it is clear even to the blind and the deaf that APC will win.
“The electorate should go en-masse and vote the candidature of the APC, Mr. David Lyon,” he said.
Recall that the Federal High Court sitting in Yenagoa, Bayelsa, had on Thursday nullified the governorship primary conducted by the APC that produced Mr. David Lyon as the governorship candidate of the party on the ground that it did not follow party rule.
Senator Heineken Lokpobiri, former Minister of State for Agriculture, one of the aspirants that sought the party’s ticket had gone to court to challenge the emergence of Lyon as the party’s flag bearer.