Oshiomhole reacts to Davido Lyon’s loss, says Bayelsa will have no Governor


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Embattled National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole has reacted to the loss of party member Davod Lyon at the Supreme court.

The Herald earlier reported that the apex court sacked the APC Gov-elect based on the discrepancy in the certificates of his running mate Biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo who submitted false information to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) during screening of candidates.

The Supreme court ordered that the candidate with the second highest votes in the Nov 16 gubernatorial poll winner of the election.

However, Oshiomhole has stated that no one was qualified enough to he sworn in as Governor and Diri Douye of the Peoples’ Democratic Party was not eligible.

The APC Chieftain made this known during a Press briefing.

He said;

“Nobody has raised issues about whether or not David Lyon and his running mate won overwhelming majority in the said election. Issues of whether a chieftaincy title is part of a name or is not a name,” he said.

“In our view couldn’t be a reason to dismissed the wishes of the great people of Bayelsa state who repose absolute confidence in the way in which they elected David Lyon and his running mate during the last governorship election.

“Let me also say that it is not a state secret, if as the supreme court has ruled, David Lyon cannot now be sworn in as the person who has the highest number of votes and the spread to be sworn in, it simply means from tomorrow there will be no governor in Bayelsa state.

“But, as far as we know the next candidate, as the facts are before court, who happens to be a PDP candidate does not have one quarter of the total lawful vote cast in that election in 2/3 of the local government councils in Bayelsa state.

“And, therefore from the fact available to us, in consultation with our lawyers, it is clear that there is no candidate that meet the requirements of the supreme court, which means no one can be sworn in legally tomorrow unless there is a delibrate abuse of the legal process.”

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