The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, on Thursday, February 13; said Senator Douye Diri of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) cannot be sworn because he did not meet the requirements of the Supreme Court.
Oshiomhole said no candidate in the election meets the requirement; apart from David Lyon and the implication is that Bayelsa will be without a Governor from Friday.
Barely twenty-four hours to the inauguration of a new administration in Bayelsa state; the Supreme Court gave a surprise ruling which has generated a lot of controversy and confusion in the state.
The Apex Court nullified the election of the Bayelsa state governor-elect, David Lyon.
Meanwhile, the Bayelsa State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has expressed shock over the Supreme Court ruling; nullifying the election of David Lyon as the Governor-elect for the state.
The Supreme Court today ruled that Lyon’s deputy, Ereminyor submitted forged documents that disqualified the joint ticket and nomination.
The Court also urged INEC to withdraw the certificate of return issued to them and reissue the same to the next party with the requisite constitutional spread.
Reacting to the judgment, Doifie Buokoribo, the state APC Publicity Secretary; said the party was shocked at the development.
“It is a shocking one but one thing that is clear is that the Dickson’s administration must leave tomorrow; there is no room for elongation of tenure not even for one minute.
“It is clear that only APC met the required spread as we won convincingly in five out of the eight Local Government Areas (LGAs); so without that spread, I do not see how PDP can make it, certainly the Speaker of the state House of Assembly would be sworn in as Acting Governor.
“Those of them celebrating in the PDP camp are doing so in ignorance,” Buokoribo said.