Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar has congratulated the new Bayelsa state Governor-elect, Senator Douye Diri and the Deputy-GovernorLawrence Ewhrujakpor after Thursday’s Supreme Court judgement that upturned the victory of the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), David Lyon.
In a statement, the presidential candidate of the PDP in the 2019 general election said he was excited when he received news of the judgement. Atiku called on the Supreme Court to show more consistency in its judgements.
“I received the verdict of the Supreme Court, declaring the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the Bayelsa state gubernatorial elections, Senator Douye Diri, as the duly elected Governor of the state, with gladness.
“Senator Douye Diri had cause to visit me before the elections and received my blessings and counsel. I am fully satisfied that he has what it takes to make Bayelsa the ‘glory of all lands’. His intellect, personality and character, are a credit to Bayelsa and the PDP.
“I congratulate Senator Douye Diri and his running mate, Mr. Lawrence Ewhrujakpor. I also felicitate with the Peoples Democratic Party. The Lords Justices have given us another opportunity to show Nigerians that power belongs to the people, and we must make good use of this opportunity,” he said.
“Finally, I urge the Supreme Court to show consistency in its judgments and find the resolve to always deliver just-judgments no matter whose ox is gored. The people of Nigeria are behind the apex court in whatever they do to free themselves from the dominance of dictatorial forces,” he added.