Dickson reacts as S/Court sacks Bayelsa governor elect



Gov. Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa has called on all political parties to be calm and embrace peace over the ruling of the Supreme Court on Bayelsa governorship poll.

The Court had  nullified the All progressives Congress (APC) victory at Nov 16 governorship election that brought in David Lyon.

The supreme court had ruled that Lyon’s Deputy Degi Ereminyo submitted forged certificates which disqualified the joint ticket and nomination.

The court urged INEC to withdraw the certificate of return issued to them and reissue same to the next party with the required constitutional spread.

The outgoing , Dickson,  said while speaking at a media chat in Yenagoa on Thursday that having peace and stability move the forward.

“I commend the supreme court ; I call for calm among parties. Let us have peace and stability. should take it in good faith.

“We should not do anything to cause breakdown of law. We must continue to run an inclusive system.

“The ruling court today has brought victory to all of us and we give all credit to God. I hail the supreme court as an instrument to deliver the .

“I, therefore, call for reconciliation among us as well as other parties in the .

“As I will be stepping down on , Feb. 14, I am grateful to God and to the people of Bayelsa.

“I known all of supported me despite difficulties but I believe we have achieved tremendously in the past eight years.

“I urge continue your support for me and our dear ,” the outgoing stated.(NAN)