National chairman of Nigeria’s All Progressives Congress (APC), Abdullahi Ganduje, has said the party remains resolute in the face of a court ruling on the APC candidate for the Bayelsa State governorship election.
DopeReporters recalls that Justice Donatus Okorowo of the Federal High Court, Abuja, disqualified the APC candidate in the November 11 race, Chief Timipre Sylva.
Justice Okorowo ruled that Sylva, having been sworn in twice and ruled for five years as governor of Bayelsa State, would breach the 1999 constitution (as amended) if allowed to contest and eventually win.
However, speaking to State House correspondents in Abuja Ganduje reassured party members and supporters that the setback resulting from the judgement would not deter the APC from its preparations for the upcoming election in Bayelsa.
The APC national chairman also called for calm among party members.He said that the individual who brought the case to court may not have been qualified to do so, as they did not contest against the APC’s candidate, Sylva, in the original primary election.