Diri Douye cannot be sworn in as Bayelsa Gov, vows Oshiomhole

  • You’re merely ranting, PDP mocks him

The National Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr. Adams Oshiomhole, has vowed that nobody will be inaugurated as governor of Bayelsa State on Friday.

Oshiomhole made the remarks after the Supreme Court on Thursday nullified the election of David Lyon as winner of the November 2019 governorship poll in the State.

According to Oshiomhole, the Peoples Democratic Party’s candidate during the exercise, Diri Douye, did not meet the requirement to be sworn in as governor, as directed by the apex court.

He said: “Nobody will be sworn in on Friday as new governor in Bayelsa State.

“In this case, nobody apart from David Lyon meets desired spread as expressed by the Supreme Court.

“The next candidate who happens to be a PDP candidate does not have one quarter of the votes cast in that election.”

But the PDP described Oshiomhole’s comments as an empty and inconsequential ranting.

The party warned Oshiomhole to steer clear of Bayelsa State, as his apparent plots to trigger violence in the State has failed.

In a statement signed by the PDP’s National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Kola Ologbondiyan, the PDP further counseled Oshiomhole to watch his utterances, and not use any forms of “venomous garrulity and clear misuse of language to destabilize our nation and truncate our hard earned democracy.”

The statement reads in parts:

“The people of Bayelsa State knows as a fact that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) under our laws, cannot take instructions from any individual, let alone a factional national chairman of a dysfunctional political party like the APC.

“The PDP, as a law-abiding party, counsels Oshiomhole to rein in himself and desist from all odious 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 the ranting of any individual who has no stake whatsoever in the wellbeing of his own home State.”

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