- The PDP seems to be hopeful for victory in the Imo governorship election
- This is coming after the Supreme Court ruled against the victory of David Lyon, the governor-elect of Bayelsa
- The opposition party said that the recent case of Bayelsa proves that there is a reason to believe that its chapter in Imo has hope
Following the ruling of the Supreme Court that sacked the governor-elect of Bayelsa, David Lyon, on Thursday, February 13, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has expressed hope for victory in Imo.
Stating that the decision of the apex court on Bayelsa is the victory of democracy, the PDP's deputy national spokesperson, Diran Odeyemi, said that this development indicates a window of hope for the party in the southeastern state, Vanguard reports.
Odeyemi said that the PDP is calling on the court to take a second look at its judgment which ordered the removal of the former governor in Imo, Emeka Ihedioha.
Referring to the case of Bayelsa, he said that other judges in Nigeria have a lot to learn from the Justice Mary Odili-led panel which presided over the hearing.
Odeyemi said that makes a judge stand out in the midst of his or her colleagues is the courage to do what is right.
He said: “We want to salute the Justices for upholding the rule of law. They have demonstrated that there are still good judges in our country. We won the election and the learned justices have now proven that."
Added to this, the party congratulated Senator Duoye Diri who, in its opinion, is the rightful governor-elect. Odeyemi said that the PDP is ready and willing to work with him so as to achieve the very for the party in Bayelsa.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that hours after the apex court's ruling against the gubernatorial election victory of David Lyon of Bayelsa, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had reacted to the shocking development.
INEC's chief press secretary, Rotimi Oyekanmi, speaking with journalists on Thursday, February 13, said that the commission will adhere to the ruling of the Supreme Court once it gets a copy of the verdict.
Oyekanmi said that so far, the electoral body is yet to been officially notified by the court about its recent decision.
Moreover, Festus Okoye, INEC's commissioner and chairman of information and voter education committee, said that the agency will go through its record to ascertain which political party came second in the poll so as to go ahead with the issuance of the Certificate of Return as ordered by the court.
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