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Bayelsa guber poll: I’m fighting Sylva’s character, not APC – Gov Diri

Bayelsa State Governor, Douye Diri, says he’s not fighting the All Progressive Congress as a party, but he’s against the character of the party’s candidate in next month’s governorship election, Timipre Sylva.

Governor Diri’s comments followed Monday’s Federal High Court ruling disqualifying Sylva from contesting in the November 11 governorship election in the state.

The court had ruled that having been sworn in twice and served five years as governor of the state, Sylva would breach the 1999 constitution as amended, if allowed to contest again.

But Diri, who is seeking re-election on the platform of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party in the state, made his position known on Tuesday while canvassing for votes in the Ogbia Local Government Area of the state.

The Governor, who also alleged that the APC guber candidate was a serial deceiver, urged the Bayelsa electorate to vote for the PDP on November 11.

Diri has toured Ogbia LGA in the past three days, visiting several communities in the council, where a large number of supporters have welcomed him.

At Otuasega and Kolo communities, the people expressed appreciation to the governor for making good his developmental promises to them.

Traditional rulers also gave Governor Diri and the PDP campaign organisation their blessings, as prominent politicians from the council called on their supporters to vote for the party.

Governor Diri described next month’s poll as a battle between light and darkness, accusing the APC governorship candidate of allegedly deceiving him personally and the people of Bayelsa State.

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