The judgement of the Supreme Court that sacked the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, David Lyon, on Thursday has risen tension in the state as aggrieved Bayelsans and APC supporters embarked on massive protest.
Angry youths in the state took to the streets of Yenagoa to protest against the court verdict. The aggrieved Bayelsans set the secretariat of the Peoples Democratic Party on fire.
Naija News had earlier reported that the Independent National Electoral Commission, had declared the candidate of PDP as the winner of the Bayelsa governorship election and thereafter presented him the Certificate of Return.
The protesters that gathered from eight local government area of the state started the protest from Tombia roundabout and ended it at the Bayelsa state INEC office, chanting “No David Lyon, No Governor.”
They were spotted with the APC flag, brooms, and placards with different inscriptions, “David Lyon is the choice of the masses, Judiciary does not mean well for our state, we can’t suffer another 4 years again, we voted for the people we trusted, Don’t stop our Messiah.”
The report gathered revealed that the four security post of the State high court was razed in the fire; the Yenagoa secretariat was also destroyed with all the billboards having the PDP candidate. The state PDP secretariat was partly razed.
One women leaders that protested, Madam Normy, said, “we can’t continue to suffer in our state for another eight years under one man who doesn’t care about an ordinary man in the state.”
“Look at what the civil servants are suffering despite their right to salary. Some have not had their salaries since December not to talk about January. The pensioners were dying while waiting for their entitlement.”
Comrade Richman Alabo, while speaking on the development, “we are protesting the injustice happening in our state, the people of the state have spoken in one voice, why should the court decide otherwise.”
“He is a man of the people, we will continue our protest if the right things are not done. He has come to save us as our Messiah. Look at the vision of the new government led by David Lyon, we are ready to die for him.”