Bayelsa Guber: APC candidate, Lyon says he’s still contesting

Chief David-Lyon, Bayelsa APC governorship candidate Credit: The Nation

The Bayelsa Governorship Candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief David Lyon, has insisted that he will still contest the November 16 election.

Lyon stated this through the Alternate Director General of the David Lyon and Degi Eremienyo Campaign Organization, Prof. Seyefa Brisibe, adding that the Court of Appeal has asked all parties to return to the status quo.

He asked Bayelsans not to panic but to come out on Saturday and vote massively for the APC.

“Let me use this opportunity to let all Bayelsans and our teaming supporters know that there is no cause for alarm. Our candidates, Chief David Lyon and Bishop Degi Eremienyo are fully, squarely on the ballot.

“This is because, we, as law abiding citizens, have done what is proper, judicious and procedural to see that that judgement does not stand.

“I want to appeal to all Bayelsans in the remotest areas, which our next governor stands for, to come out enmass to vote the APC come November 16,” he said.

He described the High Court ruling as a procured judgement, stating that the opposition was jittery over the swelling popularity of the APC candidate.

Recall that a Federal High Court sitting in Yenagoa on Thursday disqualified the All Progressives Congress (APC) from participating in the November 16 Bayelsa State governorship election.

Justice Jane Inyang ruled that the APC does not have a candidate for the election, stating that the primary election was conducted in violation of the party’s constitution and guidelines.

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