The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has warned the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, to be mindful of his utterances following the judgement of the Supreme Court on the Bayelsa State governorship election.
In a statement on Thursday by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, the party described Oshiomhole as ‘factional national chairman’ who has ‘no stake whatsoever in the wellbeing of his own home state’.
“The PDP further counselled Oshiomhole to be careful with his utterances and not use any forms of venomous garrulity and clear misuse of language to destabilise our nation and truncate our hard-earned democracy,” the statement said.
The reactions from the PDP and the APC national chairman followed the verdict of the apex court which sacked Lyon and his running mate, Biobarakuma Degi-Eremieoyo, as the winners of the November 16, 2019 governorship election.
A five-man panel of the apex court led by Justice Mary Peter-Odili had ordered INEC to withdraw the Certificate of Return issued to APC candidates and issue a fresh one to the candidate of the party with the next highest votes, and with the required constitutional spread of votes in the results of the election.
Justice Ejembi Ekwo, who read the lead judgment, had disqualified Degi-Eremieoyo as a candidate in the election for submitting forged certificates to INEC and upheld the November 12, 2019 judgment of the Federal High Court in Abuja.