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Gov Dickson Reacts To The Returns Of PDP To Bayelsa State

By Musa Ude

Seriake Dickson, the outgoing Governor of Bayelsa State, has reacted to the ruling of the Supreme Court that returned the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to power in the State.

The apex court had yesterday nullified the election of David Lyon and his Deputy, Biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo.

The Apex court in a unanimous judgement sacked Lyon just a day before his inauguration.

The panel led by Justice Mary Odili held that Lyon’s deputy, Degi-Eremieoyo presented a forged certificate to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

Read Also: Bayelsa Elections Results Disappeared From INEC’s Website Hours After Supreme Court Sacked Lyon


Speaking at a special valedictory live media chat on Thursday, Dickson stated that the PDP candidate, Senator Douye Diri, would be inaugurated as the new Governor of the state following the apex court judgement.

He, therefore, called on the All Progressives Congress, APC, National Chairman, Adams Oshiohmole to accept the Supreme Court verdict in good faith.

He said the court has decided, adding that he does not think the national chairman of the APC is competent to seek an appeal over the decisions of the Supreme Court.

“The last time I checked the rules, the judgement of the Supreme Court is final and that is what we have now. Any other issue is a question of interpretation and opinion. My candidate will be sworn in tomorrow.”

The Governor further called for calm in the State, saying that the victory is for all Bayelsans across party lines.

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