One of the aggrieved governorship aspirants in Bayelsa state, Senator Heineken Lokpobiri, has vowed to remain in the All Progressives Congress (APC) party regardless of the outcome of the November 14 court judgement.
The former Minister of State for Agriculture had following the controversial primaries for the selection of the APC governorship candidate for the November 16 governorship poll asked the court to nullify the outcome of the primaries and declare him the authentic candidate of the party.
Lokpobiri, who insisted on his case against the party which the court has already fixed November 14 as judgement day, asked all his supporters in the state to vote for the APC in the forthcoming governorship election.
Speaking after a closed door meeting with the APC national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, and some serving governors of the party, Thursday in Abuja, Lokpobiri, who is the immediate past Minister of State for Agriculture, also said he has ever condemned the party’s flag bearer, David Lyon, as an incompetent candidate.
He said regardless of what will happen in his case against the party as a result of the governorship primary in Bayelsa that is fixed for judgment on November 14, 2019, his supporters should vote for the APC.
“As a very strong member of the APC, I have come to formally tell our chairman and to speak to Nigerians in particular, the electorate in Bayelsa state that all of them should vote for APC regardless of what will happen in the matter that is fixed for judgment on Nov 14, 2019.
“I told my supporters even before I came for this visit that no matter what happened in court I will remain in APC having served as minister under this administration. There is no way, because of the outcome of the governorship primary that will make me to leave APC. We are working and campaigning at different level.
“I always advise that anybody that has grievances against the party, the only place to go and resolve those grievances is the court.
“So, whatever is happening in the matter that is pending in the court is not an infraction on any part of our party’s constitution.”