- APC has said that it would win the forthcoming Bayelsa state senatorial by-election
- Governor Mala Buni made this known on Tuesday, October 6, in Abuja
- Buni noted that the party must have its foothold in the south-south
Barely eight months after it lost the governorship position to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the All Progressives Congress (APC) has vowed that it would do all it can to win the two vacant senatorial seats in Bayelsa state.
Premium Times reports that the defeat suffered by the party during the governorship election held in Edo state on September 19, greatly affected APC in the south-south geo-political zone of the country.
Legit.ng gathered that the party’s caretaker committee chairman, Mala Buni, disclosed this on Tuesday, October 6, during the inauguration of an eleven-member reconciliatory/election committee in Abuja.
The governor, in his address, said winning the two senatorial seats would aid the process of regaining the party’s foothold in the south-south.
The APC has no sitting governor in the region currently.
“Our success in this election is very crucial and strategic because of the need to have more supporting hands in the National Assembly for improved collaboration and synergy with the President Muhammadu Buhari administration to successfully execute its policies and programmes to improve the lives of Nigerians.
“It has become imperative for us as the leading political party in Nigeria to build a virile, strong, vibrant and more united APC that would serve beyond, two, three, four or even five terms of office to ensure continuity and consolidation of the gains the party has achieved. This remains the surest way to fully actualise our manifesto and improve the lives of Nigerians."
Recall that the two of the three senatorial seats for Bayelsa state became vacant following the resignation of both the governorship candidate of the PDP, Duoye Diri, and his deputy, Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo, as representatives of Bayelsa Central and West senatorial districts.
The newly inaugurated committee is led by the Gombe state governor, Inuwa Yahaya. Other members include Ovie Omo-Agege, Abdullahi Sahabi, Ali Ndume, Uba Sani, Fatima Goni, Chris Adegije, Yusuf Ocholi, Enyi Enyi, Ekebong Inwang, and Cletus Udoh.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the governor of Bayelsa, Duoye Diri, reacted to the judgement of the appeal court of Friday, October 2, which declared him the winner of the state's 2019 governorship election.
It was reported that while speaking after his election as governor of Bayelsa state was upheld, Diri said those fighting him were fighting God.
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