We’re solidly behind apex court, Atiku says, congratulates new Bayelsa


Diri, Brass, Bayelsa, PDP
Senator Douye Diri, Bayelsa State PDP Guber candidate

By Nwafor Sunday

Following the sack of Bayelsa governor-elect, David Lyon and his Deputy, Biobarakuma Degi-Eremieoyo by the apex court, the presidential candidate of the People Democratic Party, PDP, in the last general elections, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has Thursday said that Nigerians are solidly behind Supreme Court in their verdicts.

Atiku who congratulated Senator Douye Diri, the newly declared winner of Bayelsa gubernatorial election, advised the apex court to show consistency in its judgments.

Recall that Supreme Court, had barely seven hours, sacked the governor-elect, David Lyon and his Deputy, Biobarakuma Degi-Eremieoyo, of the All Progressives Congress, APC.

The apex court, in a unanimous decision by a five-man panel of Justices led by Justice Mary Odili, held that Degi-Eremieoyo presented a forged certificate to the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.

In view of that therefore, Atiku opined:


Source: Vanguard Newspaper