- A recent Appeal Court verdict continues to generate reactions in the polity
- An earlier ruling had disqualified the deputy-governorship-elect from participating in the Bayelsa State governorship election
- The Appeal Court judgement reversed the ruling and stamped the victory of the APC in the election
The deputy national publicity secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr Yekini Nabena has hailed the Appeal Court judgement reversing an earlier Federal High Court ruling.
The ruling had disqualified the deputy-governorship-elect, Senator Biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo from participating in the Bayelsa State governorship election on Saturday, November 16 before the appeal court's decision.
Speaking to journalists on Monday, December 23 shortly after the judgement in Abuja, the Bayelsa-born APC chieftain thanked the people of Bayelsa state for their dogged and unflinching support for the party and its governorship and deputy governor-elects.
Nabena said: “Going by Monday's ruling by the three-member panel chaired by Justice Stephen Adah, the legal action undertaken by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was a clear case of abuse of court processes.
“The PDP abnitio knew that they had no case but insisted on taking everyone on a wild goose chase. That is the beauty of democracy and the rule of law. The PDP have had their opportunity to see through their case, however baseless.
“We can now look forward to the handover date when Bayelsa will be rescued from the failed administration of Governor Seriake Dickson and the PDP.
“Bayelsans can also now look forward to the administration of governor-elect, David Lyon which will usher in pro-people programes and also support and consolidate on President Muhammadu Buhari's developmental and Next Level agenda for Bayelsa state.”
Meanwhile, just weeks to the end of Governor Seriake Dickson's tenure in office, alleged burglars recently raided the Bayelsa Government House and disappeared with the sum of N3.5 million.
The incident was confirmed by the deputy chief of staff to the governor, Ebizi Ndiomu-Brown, whose office was burgled.
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