- PDP members across Nigeria are celebrating their victory in Bayelsa state
- Delta state governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, has joined the celebrations of his party members nationwide
- The governor stated that his confidence in the judiciary had been rekindled by the ruling of the apex court
Delta state governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, has congratulated the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over the Supreme Court ruling sacking Bayelsa governor-elect, Mr David Lyon and his running mate, Biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo.
In a statement by his chief press secretary, Mr Olisa Ifeajika, in Asaba, Governor Okowa described the ruling as a welcome development for the PDP and its candidates in the governorship race, Senator Douye Diri and Senator Lawrence Ewhrudjakpor.
He stated that his confidence in the judiciary had been rekindled by the ruling of the apex court.
He urged PDP and the governor-elect to take steps to reconcile all stakeholders in Bayelsa in order to strengthen the party for future elections.
“We are happy because the Supreme Court has once again restored the confidence of the people in the judiciary.
“This victory is a clarion call on the party and the governor-elect to take steps to reconcile all aggrieved party members who defected or worked against the party in the Nov.16, 2019 governorship election in the state,’’ the governor said.
Meanwhile, Senator Diri has reacted to his victory at the Supreme Court on Thursday, February 13.
Diri who has been receiving visitors in his Abuja home is now on his way to Yenagoa for his inauguration which is to be held on Friday, February 14.
In a short post on his Facebook page, Diri wrote: In God we trust.
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