Bayelsa: PDP Fumes As Oshiomhole Says No Governor Will Be Sworn In Tomorrow

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole has said the Supreme Court’s judgment annulling the party’s victory in Bayelsa State lacks the fruit of justice.

Oshiomhole said this at a media briefing in Abuja, on Thursday, signaling the party’s intention to challenge the judgment in court.

He explained that by the judgment, no one will be sworn in as governor in Bayelsa on Friday because aside from the candidate of the APC, David Lyon, no other candidate has the constitutional spread to be sworn in as governor.

He said, “Our lawyers are already studying the judgment to take the necessary legal action”.

The Peoples Democratic Party on Thursday described the comments of the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, on the ruling of the Supreme Court on the Bayelsa State governorship election as an “empty and inconsequential ranting”.

The PDP National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Kola Ologbondiyan, in a statement warned Oshiomhole to steer clear of Bayelsa State as his apparent plots to allegedly trigger violence in the state had failed.

Ologbondiyan said, “The people of Bayelsa State know as a fact that the Independent National Electoral Commission under our laws, cannot take instructions from any individual, let alone a factional national chairman of a political party like the APC.

“The PDP, as a law-abiding party, counsels Oshiomhole to rein in himself and desist from all designs against Bayelsa State, her people and government.

“The PDP also calls on the people of Bayelsa State to remain calm as their mandate has been restored and cannot be taken away by any individual.”

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