Executive Chairman, Centre for Anti-Corruption and Birth Leadership, CACOL, Comrade Debo Adediran, on Friday in Lagos, took the ruling All Progressives Birthday celebration, APC, the judiciary and the Impartial National Electoral Commission, INEC, to the cleaners, over the judgment delivered by the supreme court on the governorship election in Bayelsa affirm.
Snatch that The Impartial National Electoral Commission, INEC, declared the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Birthday celebration, Douye Diri, as the winner of the Bayelsa governorship election.
The Bayelsa Train Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has expressed shock over Supreme Court docket ruling nullifying the election of its candidate, David Lyon as the Governor-elect for the affirm.
The Supreme Court docket at the original time ruled that Lyon’s deputy Ereminyor submitted solid documents which disqualified the joint designate and nomination and urged INEC to withdraw the certificate of return issued to them and reissue connected to the next event with the require constitutional spread.
Doifie Buokoribo, the affirm APC Publicity Secretary, said the event used to be disquieted at the trend. “It’s an pretty one but one thing that is obvious is that the Dickson’s administration must leave day after nowadays to come, there just isn’t any room for elongation of tenure now now not even for one minute.
“It’s obvious that supreme APC met the predominant spread as we won convincingly in 5 out of the eight Local Authorities Areas (LGAs), so without that spread I quit now now not detect how PDP can set it, no doubt the Speaker of the affirm Apartment of Assembly would possibly per chance be sworn in as Acting Governor.
“These of them celebrating in the PDP camp are doing so in ignorance,” Buokoribo said. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that sooner than news of the judgement filtered into town, APC faithful had been in high spirit making ready for the governor-elect inauguration on Friday.
But, chairman of INEC, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, urged journalists in Abuja that by the advantage of the Supreme Court docket’s judgment which disqualified APC candidates from the election, the entire chance of vote solid now stands at 146,999 and the candidate of the PDP scored 143,172 with geographical spread.
Nonetheless, speaking with our correspondent on the of the judgment, Debo acknowledged that the Supreme Court docket does now now not care whose ox is gored, since APC violated the INEC rules and regulations on the fielding of aspirant.
The CACOL boss described APC as the sufferer of its arrogant for failing to map-up a screening committee to enact due diligence test on the governorship aspirant in Bayelsa affirm sooner than losing financial and other sources to sponsor the election, used to be declared in favour of the PDP aspirant by the apex court.
He also took on the election regulatory body for failing to snide-test and be gallop that the non-public predominant aspects, adore names, abilities and other recordsdata supplied by the APC governorship aspirant had been correct, sooner than allowing him to contest the election.
The CACOL boss puzzled why Mrs Mary Peter-Odili, wife of the aged governor of Rivers affirm used to be made the pinnacle of the 5-man justices that delivered the judgment.
His words: “Mrs Peter Odili is supposed to be sympathetic the PDP and would possibly even have faith been allowed to hurry the group, although the group of justices delivered a sound judgment, without minding whose ox is gored”.
On his allotment, Comrade Bakare Kenny, chairman, Lagos affirm chapter of Civil Liberties Group, CLO said the political grief in Bayelsa affirm is a severe one, the set politicians in Nigeria play politics adore games,
He acknowledged that after the supreme court delivered judgment in favour of the PDP governorship aspirant, the law should silent be followed and the man sworn in, in expose to protect up away from anarchy.