Bayelsa’s All Progressives Congress Candidate, David Lyon, has finally broken his silence on the Supreme court ruling against him yesterday, Thursday, February 13th as the governor-elect of Bayelsa state.
Recall Naija News reported yesterday that the Apex court declared PDP’s Duoye Diri as the new governor-elect of the state after a team of judges led by Justice Mary Odili ordered Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to withdraw the Certificate of Return issued to the All Progressives Congress’ candidates as the winners of the November 16, 2019 governorship election in the state.
Addressing a press conference in the state this morning, Lyon described the judgement as a ‘‘procured judgement”. while urging his supporters to remain calm.
Lyon who has represented house member representing Southern Ijaw federal constituency, Preye Oseke, said:
“We are in shock. We as a party and as people of Bayelsa are rejecting the judgement completely. It is a procured judgement. While we have our respect for the revered justices, we believe that this is not the wish of Bayelsans. Again, we are calling on the Independent National Electoral Commission not to issue a certificate of return to the candidate of the PDP because he was unable to score the required 25 per cent in two-thirds of the local government areas.
As a party, we are law-abiding, our properties have been destroyed even in the midst of the judgement that came this morning. We are calling on all our supporters to remain calm while our leaders and stakeholders meet and come up with the next line of action. We believe the right thing will be done. The rule of law will be upheld.” he said
Meanwhile, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has presented a certificate of Return to Douye Diri, The APC Candidate, following the declaration of the supreme court.