Don't Sworn PDP’s Diri as Bayelsa Gov – APC Chairman warn

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Adams Oshiomhole warned the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) not to Sworn Senator Douye Diri, Peoples Democratic Party, PDP candidate, on Friday as Bayelsa Governor because he did not meet the requirements of the Supreme Court.

The Chairman pointed out the judgment of the Supreme Court said the certificate of return should be issued to the candidate, who has the required spread in the election aside from David Lyon.

He said there was no candidate in the election that met the requirement apart from Lyon, adding that the implication is that from Friday Bayelsa will be without a Governor.

Speaking at the conference, the member representing Southern Ijaw Federal Constituency in the National Assembly, Preye Oseke, described the judgement as shocking and procured.

He said: "As a people and party, we are rejecting the judgement completely. It is a procured judgement. While we have our respect for our revered justices, we believe that this is not the wish of Bayelsans.

"We are calling on INEC not to issue certificate of return to the candidate of the PDP because the candidate of the PDP was unable to score the required 25 per cent in the two third of the local government areas.

"As a party, we are law abiding. Our properties had been destroyed even in the midst of the judgement. But we are calling on all our party supporters to remain calm while our leaders, stakeholders meet and come up with the next line of action," Oseke said.