- Lagos PDP chairman, Adedeji Doherty, has asked the APC chairman and other chieftains of the party to apologise for allegedly trying to steal the PDP mandate in Bayelsa
- Doherty accused the APC of reversing all the successes the PDP recorded during its 16 years in power
- The Lagos PDP chairman congratulated his people and the people of Bayelsa for the Supreme Court verdict which made Diri the state's governor-elect
The chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos state, Adedeji Doherty, has asked the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomole, to apologize to the PDP, Bayelsans and Nigerians for allegedly attempting to steal Duoye Diri's governorship mandate.
Doherty also asked the minister of state for labour, Festus Keyamo, and Bayelsa ex-governor, Timipire Sylvia, to apologise for the same reason.
Doherty said that the entire APC should apologise to the nation for the degradation of all the democratic successes recorded by the PDP within the APC's short term as the ruling party in Nigeria.
Doherty said: “It is quite sad that the APC has gotten Nigeria into this democratically corrupt situation in this country, forgery, deceit, lies, thuggery, hate speech, disobedience of court orders, institutional harassment, judicial rascality, hijacking of constitutional powers, display of APC godfathers and leaders, disregard for constitutional authority, insecurity, bloodshed, kidnapping, massive money laundering, anti people-oriented policies, economic corruption, witch-hunting, negative detrimental propaganda to the nation has become the order of the day during the 5 years the APC has ruled this country."
Doherty finally encouraged Nigerians not to lose hope as things will still get better in the country when the PDP returns to the centre and Lagos becomes a PDP state come 2023.
He also commended the PDP leadership led by Prince Uche Secondus for the active and decisive role played in achieving the glorious victory for the PDP and the good people of Bayelsa.
Legit.ng notes that the Lagos PDP chairman made the statement following the Supreme Court verdict which sacked APC's David Lyon as Bayelsa state's governor-elect.
Meanwhile, Senator Douye is now officially the governor of Bayelsa state as he has been presented the certificate of return by Nigeria's electoral body, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
According to the chairman of INEC, Mahmood Yakubu, Diri was declared the winner following a meeting of the top officials of the electoral body on Friday morning, February 14 to review the results of the election, without the votes of the All Progressives Congress which have been voided by the court.
“The total votes cast after excluding those of the APC now stand at 146,999. PDP polled 143,172 and scored 25 percent as required by the law,” the INEC boss said.
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