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Politics of Tuesday, 10 October 2023


No crack in our camp – APC says ahead of Bayelsa guber polls

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bayelsa State says there is no crack in its camp ahead of the election in the state.

According to the party, all stakeholders in the state are on the same page to deliver the party’s candidate, Timipre Sylva in the election.

This was made known by the Secretary of Media and Publicity Committee, Bayelsa National Gubernatorial Campaign Council, Chief Yekini Nabena in a statement on Monday in Abuja following the viral reports that the Minister of State for Petroleum, Heineken Lokpobiri, and the 2019 governorship candidate of the APC in the state, David Lyon were working for the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Governor Douye Diri.

Nabena, a former deputy national publicity secretary of the APC described as a ruse and distraction, the claim that there was a crack in the state chapter of the party ahead of the polls.

The statement reads in part, “Our attention has been drawn to a sponsored propaganda in some quarters suggesting cracks in the solid camp of the Bayelsa APC ahead of the November 11 governorship election in the state.

“We will not be distracted because we are fully aware how desperate the incumbent governor, Douye Diri has become, thereby employing all manners of tactics including propaganda and lies just to cause confusion. But sadly for the PDP, it is just too late because Bayelsans have made up their minds to sack the under-developer of the oil-rich state.

“We urge all our party members, supporters and Bayelsans in general to remain calm, expectant of landslide victory and disregard lies suggesting cracks in our camp.”