The Peoples Democratic Party has described the comments of the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, on the ruling of the Supreme Court on the Bayelsa State governorship election as an “empty and inconsequential ranting”.
According to Comrade Oshiomhole, no one can be sworn in in Bayelsa on Friday, February 14, 2020, as no one met the constitutional requirement to be sworn in.
The PDP National Publicity Secretary, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan, in a statement warned Comrade Oshiomhole to steer clear of Bayelsa State as his apparent plots to allegedly trigger violence in the State has failed
Mr Ologbondiyan said, “The people of Bayelsa State knows as a fact that the Independent National Electoral Commission under our laws, cannot take instructions from any individual, let alone a factional National Chairman of a political Party like the APC, noting that the PDP, as a law-abiding Party, counsels Comrade Oshiomhole to rein in himself and desist from all designs against Bayelsa State, her people and Government.
The PDP also calls on the people of Bayelsa State to remain calm as their mandate has been restored and cannot be taken away by any individual.
It would be recalled that the Supreme Court had on Thursday, February 13, 2020, nullified the election of Bayelsa State Governor-elect, David Lyon, and his running mate, Biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo, who were already preparing to be inaugurated on Friday, February 14, 2020.
A five-man panel of the Apex Court, led by Justice Mary Peter-Odili, ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission to withdraw the Certificate of Return issued to the All Progressives Congress’ candidates who had been declared winners of the November 16, 2019 governorship election in the State, instructing INEC to issue fresh certificates to the candidates of the Party with the next highest votes and with the required constitutional spread of votes in the results of the election, which are the Peoples Democratic Party’s candidates.