APC Shifts Bayelsa Governorship Campaign Flag-Off

By Damilare Adeleye

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has postponed the Bayelsa State governorship election campaign flag-off ahead of the November 11 polls.

It could be recalled that the governorship campaign flag-off was slated to be held on Saturday (today) , but has been shifted by the party on Friday night.

The development is coming after a Federal High Court in Abuja sacked the APC governorship candidate for Bayelsa State, Timipre Sylva, on the account that he has been sworn in twice as governor of the state.

The court held that should Sylve be allowed to contest and won, there would be a constitutional breach.

Meanwhile, the APC vowed to appeal the judgment, describing it as a minor setback.

The party was initially bent on going ahead with the campaign as its National Chairman, Abdullahi Ganduje, said campaigns would proceed, and the court’s verdict would not hinder anything.

However, on Friday night, the party’s National Publicity Secretary, Felix Morka, announced the postponement of the Bayelsa state governorship campaign, saying a new date would be communicated in due course.

The statement reads in part, “APC announces the postponement of the Bayelsa State governorship campaign flag-off scheduled to be held on Saturday, 14th October 2023, in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital. A new date will be communicated in due course.”

The reason for the shift in the event was not communicated in the statement.