The returning officer for the Bayelsa 2019 All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship primary election, Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe state, has said the exercise scheduled for Saturday August 31, 2019, has been postponed.
This was contend in a statement issued and signed by the Secretary of Bayelsa 2019 governorship primary election committee Senator Emmanuel Dangana Ocheja.
The statement read in parts, “We wish to notify members of the party and the public that the primary election, scheduled to take place on Saturday 31st August 2019, has been postponed.
“As a law-abiding party with respect for its constitution and for the laws of the land, the APC is aware of conflicting orders from courts of equal jurisdiction on the Bayelsa governorship primary election.
“As a result of these conflicting orders and following a meeting that Governor Mai Mala Buni had with the aspirants and party stakeholders in Yenagoa this evening (Friday), it was resolved that the primary election should be postponed until the committee headed by the governor receives clear direction from the party headquarters on the matter.
“Party members and especially the aspirants are assured that the Bayelsa 2019 governorship primary election will take place within the time frame stipulated by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).”
APC had moved the conduct of the state primary exercise ahead of general election from initial date to August 31.