- APC chieftain, Mr Yekini Nabena, has hailed the Court of Appeal ruling which ruled in favour of Bayelsa governor-elect, David Lyon
- Nabena called on Bayelsans to rally around and support the incoming administration of Chief Lyon
- He, however, noted that Senator Lokpobiri has a legitimate right to contest the outcome of the APC's direct primaries through legal means
The deputy national publicity secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr Yekini Nabena, has hailed the Court of Appeal ruling which struck out the case of former minister of state for agriculture, Senator Heineken Lokpobiri challenging the candidacy of the Bayelsa state governor-elect, Chief David Lyon.
Nabena, who spoke to journalists in Abuja on Saturday, January 11 shortly after the ruling, called on Bayelsans to rally around and support the incoming administration of Chief Lyon.
He also congratulated the APC on the ruling, stressing that the Appeal Court verdict “sided with party members and defended their votes which they overwhelmingly gave Chief David Lyon to move Bayelsa state to the Next Level.”
He said while Senator Lokpobiri has a legitimate right to contest the outcome of the APC's direct primaries through legal means, “it is now clear through the Appeal Court ruling that Senator Heineken Lokpobiri had no case ab initio.”
Nabena had earlier berated Governor Seriake Dickson for claiming that security agencies helped the APC win the Bayelsa governorship election.
According to him, the election was free and fair and it was obvious that the people of Bayelsa state chose to embrace change.
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