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PDP, Dickson Tackle Oshiomhole Over Court Judgement   

Funsho Akinwale

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the outgoing Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson, and his Rivers State counterpart, Nyesom Wike, on Thursday, tackled Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), over his recent comments.

They maintained that the PDP governorship candidate, Douye Diri, will not be sworn in as governor.

They reacted in a separate statement where they insisted that Oshiomhole lacked the power to stop the apex court ruling or interpret it.

“As a law-abiding party, we counsel Oshiomhole to rein in himself and desist from all odious designs against Bayelsa State, her people and government.

“The people of Bayelsa State know as a fact that INEC under our laws, cannot take instructions from any individual, let alone a factional national chairman of a dysfunctional political party like the APC,” the party said.

Dickson, whose second tenure ended on Thursday, inaugurated Diri as his successor.

“The court has decided and I don’t think the national chairman of the APC is competent to seek an appeal over the decisions of the Supreme Court,’’ he said during his valedictory media chat in Yenagoa yesterday evening.

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