Following the recent decision of the Supreme Court over the last gubernatorial election in Bayelsa state, the All Progressives Congress (APC) has finally conceded defeat.
The APC chairman in the state, Jonathan Amos, who made this known on Thursday, said that the ruling of the court has been accepted in good faith.
Amos, however, called on party members to remain calm and thanked them for believing in the APC by voting massively for its candidate, David Lyon. The APC boss also urged supporters of the party to uphold love and peace in the state.
According to him, “Let me use this opportunity to extend warm greetings from Chief David Lyon and the headship of the All Progressive Congress (APC).
“Let me also thank all Bayelsans of the voting age who sacrificed in their numbers to turn out to vote on the 16th November 2019.
“Let me also encourage all party faithful and Bayelsans, in general, to accept the decision of the Supreme Court in good faith and ensue peace and love.”
Earlier, The Herald reported that Supreme Court dismissed the application filed by David Lyon and the All Progressives Congress to review the judgment that sacked him as Bayelsa Governor-Elect on February 13.
Justice Sylvester Ngwuta who led a seven-man panel dismissed the application filed by Lyon’s legal counsels, Afe Babalola and Wole Olanipekun for its lack of merit, adding that it was an outright abuse of court process.
The verdict stated that the judgment of the Supreme court is final, adding that granting Lyon’s application would bring down the credibility and dignity bestowed on the apex court.
According to the verdict, “There must be an end to litigation even if we review this judgment, every disaffected litigant will bring similar applications and the finality of Supreme Court judgments will be lost.”
Meanwhile, Justice Augie who read the ruling expressed her disappointment that lawyers of their ilk were involved in the filing of such application.