- Festus Keyamo, minister of state for labour and employment, faults the All Progressives Congress (APC) over the loss of some states to the opposition
- The minister of state commends the Supreme Court judges for being resolute in deciding pre-election cases
- Keyamo advises the APC to resolve its internal party mechanisms that allow the party to give victories needlessly away to the opposition
Festus Keyamo, the minister of state for labour and employment, has blamed the All Progressives Congress (APC) for losing some states to the opposition.
The minister of state on Thursday, February 14, when reacting to the Supreme Court judgment on the Bayelsa election, commended the apex court for being firm and resolute.
Keyamo in a tweet advised the APC to resolve its internal party mechanisms that allow the party to give victories needlessly away to the opposition.
Meanwhile, a special assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on social media, Lauretta Onochie, on Friday, February 14, reacted to the Supreme Court's judgement that sacked the former governor-elect of the Bayelsa state, David Lyon.
Legit.ng reports that the presidential aide, in a statement posted on her Facebook page, said the screening organ of the ruling All Progressives Congressive (APC) should be blamed for the loss the party suffered in Bayelsa state.
Onochie said in a statement titled, Beauty from ashes, that it is not the time to flex muscle, adding that the party leadership should reflect on how its screening organ failed Lyon and the people of the state.
She lamented that it was heart-wrenching to see the photos of Lyon rehearsing for a day that would not be, wondering how he, his family and his supporters would ever get over the trauma.
In another report, members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governors' forum have sent their congratulatory message to Duoye Diri over the Supreme Court ruling in Bayelsa.
On behalf of the PDP governors, the director-general of the forum, C.I.D. Maduabum, said that the verdict of the court proves that God is in charge over the affairs of men, The New Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
Maduabum said that this development is an indicator that the truth and the wish of the people of the state must prevail in the end, adding that this is indeed a glorious victory for democracy.
Still on politics, the chairman of the PDP in Lagos state, Adedeji Doherty, has asked the national chairman of the 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.
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