David Lyon, the sacked governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress in Bayelsa State, on Thursday, conceded defeat and accepted the Supreme Court’s judgment which nullified his election.
Justice Sylvester Ngwuta, who led a seven-member panel, had on Wednesday dismissed the applications of the APC seeking a review of its February 13 judgement making the election of Lyon and his deputy, Biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo, void.
Lyon, in his statement, said that he had no choice but to accept the decision of the apex court “to maintain its earlier judgment” on the review exercise.
“As distressing as it is, the verdict of the apex court is final and we are all bound to accept the outcome as law-abiding citizens of this great country.
“I strongly appeal against all forms of violence or any conduct that threatens the peace and development of our state.
“I strongly believe that God still loves Bayelsans and will still allow His will to come to pass in their lives,” he said.