The presidential candidate of the Individuals’s Democratic Social gathering (PDP) within the 2019 election, Atiku Abubakar, has described the Supreme Courtroom’s declaration of Douye Diri because the govenor-elect of Bayelsa State as a sign that energy belongs to the folks.
The Supreme Courtroom had on Thursday, sacked David Lyon and Biobarakuma Degi-Eremieoyo because the governor-elect and deputy-governor elect of the oil-rich state respectively.
Whereas reacting to the decision, Atiku in a press release on his Twitter deal with, expressed pleasure on the court docket’s declaration.
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Atiku said that the ruling is a affirmation of the peoples mandate on Diri and the PDP, including that he’s assured the incoming chief would do nicely.
“I obtained the decision of the Supreme Courtroom, declaring the candidate of the PDP within the Bayelsa state gubernatorial elections, Senator Douye Diri, because the duly elected Governor of the state, with gladness,” he famous.
Based on him, “Senator Douye Diri had trigger to go to with me earlier than the elections and obtained my blessings and counsel. I’m totally happy that he has what it takes to make Bayelsa the ‘glory of all lands’. His mind, persona and character, are a credit score to Bayelsa and the PDP.”
He suggested Douye to make use of the “alternative to indicate Nigerians that energy belongs to the folks, and we should make good use of this chance.”
Moreover, the previous Vice President known as on the folks in Bayelsa to again their new chief to bringing growth and prosperity to the state, as he lauded the Supreme Courtroom for exhibiting “consistency in its judgments.”
A five-man panel of the apex court docket led by Justice Mary Peter-Odili earlier on Thursday ordered the Impartial Nationwide Electoral Fee (INEC) to withdraw the Certificates of Return issued to the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate because the winners of the November 16, 2019 governorship election within the state.
The court docket ordered INEC to challenge a recent certificates of return to the candidate of the celebration with the following highest votes and with the required constitutional unfold of votes within the outcomes of the election, that are the PDP’s.