The All Progressives Congress in Bayelsa State said on Tuesday that it was united and focused on winning the November 11 governorship election.
The APC, in a statement signed by the state publicity secretary, Tamaratare Zuokumor, asked Governor Douye Diri, of the Peoples Democratic Party to prepare his handover notes.
He stated that the party was working together to ensure a landslide victory for its governorship candidate, Timipre Sylva, at the polls.
Zuokumor added that all APC stakeholders were more united ahead of the election than they were in 2019 when the party defeated Diri at the polls.
He insisted that the Sylva/MacIver ticket remained the project of all Bayelsans seeking the liberation of the state across party lines.
Zuokomor went ahead to state that the governor was wasting his time trying to patronise the APC with his recent complimentary remarks.
“The party is aware Governor Diri is merely trying to make it seem our leader and governorship candidate, His Excellency, Chief Timipre Sylva, is the collective enemy of both the APC and PDP. This is lying at psychopathic levels,” Zuokomor noted.
“Sylva is the governorship candidate of APC and not APGA, so a sane person cannot say he is fighting Sylva and not APC. When Sylva triumphs at the polls, as he will, it is the APC that ascends to power, not any other party.
“We wish to state categorically that our party is more united and stronger than it has ever been, stronger and more united even than in 2019 when we trounced Governor Diri at the polls.
“Our impressive support base, our party leadership and our able stakeholders are fully committed to the Timipre Sylva/Joshua Maciver ticket and all hands are on deck to liberate Bayelsa State, including thousands of PDP members with a good conscience who have chosen state over politics”, he concluded.
Zuokumor revealed that the party forbade Diri from making further patronizing statements about the APC, saying, “One cannot dislike you and love your child; it is a futile, manipulative attempt at a Trojan horse.”
He added, “Diri should reserve his false patronage and rather tell Bayelsans why he deserves a second tenure after a horrendous four years. The APC will win this election in a landslide, including Governor Diri’s own LGA, Kolokuma-Opokuma, where he has been loudly rejected by his people and where crushing defeat for him is now sure.
“The face of Bayelsa State will be restored and our great party, the APC, loved by the good people of our state and deemed a credible alternative, will coast to victory come November 11.”