Tmipre Sylvia, the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, has apologized to President Muhammadu Buhari over the loss of the governorship seat by the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bayelsa State to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Recall, the Supreme Court last week reversed the emergence of APC’s David Lyon as Governor of Bayelsa State, declaring Duoye Diri of the PDP as the validly elected helmsman of the state.
The former governor, in his statement, pleaded with the president and his wife, Aisha, over the new development.
“I want to use this moment to call on all the people of our dear state Bayelsa to kindly shun all acts of violence and lawlessness.
“Also of great importance to me is to extend my profound apology to our President over the avoidable disruption to his busy schedule which was caused by the events of the moment.
“I am aware that Mr President and his wife, Aisha Buhari, had concluded arrangements to travel to Bayelsa State to witness the inauguration of the APC governorship candidate as governor.
“ I therefore extend my apology to Mr. President and members of his entourage.
“Let me conclude by assuring Mr President and our party hierarchy that despite this temporary setback, APC in Bayelsa remains strong,” he said.