The immediate past Minister of State for Agriculture and Rural Development, Senator Heineken Lokpobiri, has rejected the result of Wednesday’s governorship primary election of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bayelsa State.
Lokpobiri had come fourth in the outcome of the exercise in which David Lyon was declared as winner.
But the former minister claimed that he and his team did not take part in the said primaries, which according to him was conducted in an hotel against the wish of the party.
Lokpobiri said he was still trying to get details of what happened in Bayelsa, adding that it was not possible for him to lose an election in Bayelsa to Lyon.
According to him, the majority members of the APC were in support of his aspiration.
He also wondered how the result would be announced by someone who is not the party’s Returning Officer for the exercise.
The Collation Officer, Senator Emmanuel Ocheja had announced the result of the primaries.
Ocheja had while doing that said the Returning Officer, Governor Mala Buni of Yobe State was unavoidably absent from the event.
Meanwhile, Lokpobiri said he was optimistic that the national leadership of the APC would look into the development in Bayelsa and do the needful by allowing a credible process that would ensure a popular candidate emerged.