The Bayelsa State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has said that it would challenge the disqualification of its governorship candidate, Chief Timipre Sylva, from the November 11 poll.
This follows after Justice Donatus Okorowo of the Federal High Court, Abuja, in a judgement delivered on Monday, disqualified Sylva from contesting in the gubernatorial election.
The court ruled that Sylva, having been sworn in twice and ruled for five years as Governor of Bayelsa, would breach the 1999 constitution as amended if allowed to contest again.
Perry Tukuwei, the Director of Media and Publicity APC Bayelsa Gubernatorial Campaign Council, made this known in a statement on Tuesday in Yenagoa.
“The party has briefed its lawyers to appeal the judgement, and it is confident that the Court of Appeal will overturn the judgement of the Federal High Court.
“This reassurance is in reaction to a judgement which has the Peoples Democratic Party and its candidate written all over it by a Federal High Court in Abuja in an already failed bid to dash the hopes of Bayelsa people, to have their preferred candidate, Chief Timipre Sylva, as the next helmsman at Creek Haven by Feb. 14, 2024,” part of the statement reads.