The All Progressive Congress (APC) has postponed its Bayelsa State governorship primary to September 3rd and 4th.
In a statement by its spokesperson, Lanre Issa-Onilu,
the APC said the primary was postponed due to a court order. “In
deference to a court order, the National Working Committee (NWC) of the
All Progressives Congress (APC) has shifted the date for the Bayelsa
governorship primary to Tuesday 3 and Wednesday 4, September, 2019,” Mr
A Bayelsa State High Court in Yenagoa granted an interim order
restraining the APC from conducting its rescheduled August 31
governorship primary through the direct mode of primary. The party had
on Wednesday postponed the governorship primary from the initial August
29 to August 31.
It had cleared six of its seven governorship aspirants. The cleared
aspirants are the immediate past Minister of State for Agriculture,
Heineken Lokpobiri, Aganaba Steven, Ebitimi Amgbare, Diseye Poweigha,
Lyon Pereworimini, and Ongoebi Etebu. A former Cross River INEC
official, Briyai Frankland, was disqualified.