Despite court disqualifying its candidate, the All Progressives Congress has expressed confidence in winning the forthcoming governorship election in Bayelsa State.
The Federal High Court, Abuja, on October 10, disqualified the party’s governorship flag bearer, Timipre Sylva, from participating in the November 11 election on the grounds that he has been sworn in twice and ruled for five years as Bayelsa governor.
Also, Sylva’s name was not on the list of candidates for the off-season election uploaded on the Independent National Electoral Commission website on Tuesday..
The party expressed optimism that its candidate will become the next governor of the state.
In a statement on Wednesday by the Director, Media and Publicity of the campaign council, Mr Perry Tukuwei, the party urged its supporters to keep calm.
“The Bayelsa APC Gubernatorial Campaign hereby urges our dear people of Bayelsa not to be deterred by recent happenings in the polity as we match towards the victory post at the Nov. 11 Governorship Election.
“We are clearly miles ahead with a well thought out Renewed Hope for Bayelsa agenda as well as resounding successes recorded in campaign activities across communities culminating in the decision by people of the state.
“To look the way of Chief Timipre Sylva and Joshua Maciver as the next Governor and Deputy Governor respectively.
“Our dear people of Bayelsa, do not fear. Do not be discouraged. We are on course with no distractions.
“Our lawyers are very well on top of the situation as we expect victory at the Court of Appeal. We will win,” he said.