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We’ll win Bayelsa governorship election by a landslide, says APC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bayelsa says Timipre Sylva, governorship candidate of the party, will win the forthcoming election in the state by a landslide.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has slated the governorship elections of Bayelsa, Imo and Kogi states for November 11.

In a statement on Tuesday, Tamaratare Zuokumor, assistant publicity secretary of the APC in Bayelsa, said stakeholders are more united than ever ahead of the election, in order to ensure that Douye Diri, governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), is not re-elected.

He said Diri was wasting his time trying to patronise the APC in his recent remarks, adding that “one cannot dislike you and love your child; it is a futile, manipulative attempt at a Trojan horse”.

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“The party is aware Gov. Diri is merely trying to make it seem our leader and governorship candidate, Chief Timipre Sylva, is the collective enemy of both the APC and PDP. This is lying at psychopathic levels,” Zuokumor said.

“Sylva is the governorship candidate of APC and not APGA, so a sane person cannot say he is fighting Sylva and not APC. When Sylva triumphs at the polls, as he will, it is the APC that ascends to power, not any other party.

“We wish to state categorically that our party is more united and stronger than it has ever been, stronger and more united even than in 2019 when we trounced Gov. Diri at the polls.

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“Our impressive support base, our party leadership and our able stakeholders are fully committed to the Timipre Sylva/Joshua Maciver ticket and all hands are on deck to liberate Bayelsa state, including thousands of PDP members with good conscience who have chosen state over politics.

“Diri should reserve his false patronage and rather tell Bayelsans why he deserves a second tenure after a horrendous four years.

“The APC will win this election by a landslide, including Gov. Diri’s own LGA, Kolokuma-Opokuma, where he has been loudly rejected by his own people and where crushing defeat for him is now sure.

“The face of Bayelsa state will be restored and our great party, the APC, loved by the good people of our state and deemed a credible alternative, will coast to victory come November 11.”

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