The National Working Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has announced the postponement of the governorship primary in Bayelsa State to Tuesday and Wednesday next week.
The party had earlier fixed Saturday, August 30, for the primary after the initial postponement from August 29.
APC National Publicity Secretary, Lanre Issa-Onilu, in a statement on Friday, said the change of date was as a result of a court order.
“In deference to a court order, the National Working Committee of the All Progressives Congress has shifted the date for the Bayelsa governorship primary till Tuesday and Wednesday, September 3 and 4, 2019,” the statement said.
Recall that a Bayelsa State High Court sitting in Yenagoa on Thursday granted an interim order restraining the APC from adopting direct primary.
Justice E. G. Omukoro granted the order upon hearing a motion ex parte moved by the applicant’s counsel, Gideon Elebe.
The applicants were Japan Christopher, Evinson Oyindeyinfa, Oddu Ovinmiebi and Obiriki Isaiah.
The respondents are the APC National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole and other 19 members of the National Working Committee.
Joined as respondents are Jonathan Amos, Chief Orubebe Ogeibiri, Alabo Martin and C.T Olorogun for themselves and on behalf of the State Executive Committee of Bayelsa APC.
The respondents were given till September 5 to file and serve their response to the originating summons and orders of the court. The court fixed September 6 for hearing.
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