PDP’s Duoye can’t be sworn in as Bayelsa governor – Oshiomhole

National chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, has faulted the judgment of the Supreme Court nullifying the election of David Lyon as governor of Bayelsa.

The court also ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to issue fresh certificates to the candidates of the party with the next highest votes and with the required constitutional spread of votes in the results of the election held on November 16, 2019.

Candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Douye Diri, scored the next highest votes.

Speaking at a media briefing on Thursday in Abuja, Mr Oshiomhole said the apex court’s verdict lacked the fruit of justice.

He explained that by the judgment, no one would be sworn in as governor in Bayelsa on Friday, alleging that no other candidate has the constitutional spread to be sworn in as governor.

“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 in our view couldn’t be a reason to dismiss 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,” he said.

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