A former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar has reacted to the Supreme Court’s judgment which nullified the election of the All Progressives Congress’, APC, governor-elect, David Lyon and declared the PDP’s candidate, Senator Douye Diri as the new governor-elect of Bayelsa State.
Recall that the Supreme Court had nullified the election of Lyon and his running mate, Biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo. It declared the PDP candidates the winners.
The ruling came less than 24 hours to the scheduled swearing-in of Lyon of the All Progressives Congress.
A five-man panel of the apex court led by Justice Mary Peter-Odili delivered the shattering verdict on Thursday.
Odili is the wife of a former PDP governor and PDP chieftain.
Reacting to the judgment, Atiku said he received the news with gladness.
He tweeted: “I received the verdict of the Supreme Court, declaring the candidate of the PDP in the Bayelsa State gubernatorial elections, Senator Douye Diri, as the duly elected Governor of the state, with gladness.”
Source: News update