Former Governor of Bayelsa State and Governorship aspirant on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has come out to say that the result of the party’s governorship election which he won amidst controversy is valid.
Following the primaries which was marred by violence, Chairman of the organising committee for the primary and Governor of Edo State, Adams Oshiomole described Sylva’s emergence as a joke.
Speaking via a statement issued by Dofie Buokoribo of his campaign team on Friday, September 25, 2015m, Sylva said not even the National Chairman of the party, John Odigie-Oyegun could nullify his election.
He said: “We want to state categorically that since the primary election was conducted according to the rules and duly won by Sylva, he remains the candidate of the APC in Bayelsa State and any statement to the contrary is mere rumour.
“The National Chairman of the APC, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, does not have the powers to unilaterally annul a state primary election. We are even shocked that he allowed his name to be used when he has not even received the report from members of the electoral panel. Beyond the electoral panel’s report, there is also an Appeals Committee, which has the responsibility to examine complaints arising from the primary election. It is only after the Appeals Committee has concluded its job that the National Working Committee (NWC) will meet to consider all reports from the primary, including those of the security agencies.”