Chief David Lyon, the Bayelsa State Governor-elect, who was ousted by the Supreme Court has now rejected the judgement of the court which sacked him as governor of the state..
He claimed that it was totally wrong for Senator Douye Diri of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to have been inaugurated as the state governor in his stead. Lyon insisted that he (Duoye Diri) did not meet the constitutional electoral requirements for the inauguration as directed by the court.
Lyon said, ”As a people and party, we are rejecting the judgement completely. It is a procured judgement. While we have our respect for our revered justices, we believe that this is not the wish of Bayelsans.
“We are calling on INEC not to issue certificate of return to the candidate of the PDP because the candidate of the PDP was unable to score the required 25 per cent in the two third of the local government areas.
“As a party, we are law abiding. Our properties had been destroyed even in the midst of the judgement. But we are calling on all our party supporters to remain calm while our leaders, stakeholders meet and come up with the next line of action.
“We believe that the right thing will be done and the the rule of law will be upheld.”
A member and flag bearer of APC who is representing the Southern Ijaw Federal Constituency in the National Assembly, Preye Oseke, has described the judgement as shocking and procured.
He also insisted that the All Progressives Party (APC) and the people of Bayelsa have totally rejected the judgement and called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) not to issue certificate of return to Diri.