- Adams Oshiomhole has reacted to the ruling of the Supreme Court on Bayelsa governorship election
- Oshimhole in his speech on Thursday, February 13, said that going by the votes, no other candidate deserves victory in the election apart from David Lyon
- The APC boss vowed that no one other than Lyon will be sworn in on Friday, February 14
The national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Adams Oshiomhole, has vowed that the gubernatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Douye Diri will never be sworn in as Bayelsa governor.
Oshiomhole was by this remark reacting the supreme Court's verdict with sacked the Bayelsa governor-elect, David Lyon, on Thursday, February 13.
In a press conference at the APC's national headquarters in Abuja on Thursday, the APC chairman said that the verdict of the court lacked justice, The Nation reports.
He added that there was no candidate in the said poll that met the requirement apart from Lyon.
The APC boss said: “In this case, nobody apart from David Lyon meet desire spread as expressed by the Supreme Court. The next candidate who happens to be a PDP candidate does not have one-quarter of the votes cast in that election."
Oshiomhole said that no one will be sworn in as governor in the state on Friday, February 14. In his speech, he maintained: “Nobody will be sworn in on Friday as the new governor in Bayelsa state.”
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the court had nullified the election of Lyon. The apex court also ordered INEC to issue a Certificate of Return to the candidate with the next highest number of votes in the governorship election.
As a result of this judgment, Diri would become the next governor of Bayelsa state.
According to the apex court, APC’s deputy governorship candidate, Degi-Eremienyo, was an illegitimate candidate in the election because he submitted forged certificates to INEC.
With this, the Supreme Court says Degi-Eremienyo’s disqualification had infected the joint ticket which he shared with David Lyon during the November 16, 2019 election.
Meanwhile, Nigerians have started reacting to the news. While some people call it terrible news, others blamed the deputy for presenting a forged certificate to INEC.
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