A group within the Bayelsa state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Youths Vanguard for Real Change has alleged that the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva knew about the forged documents of Biobarakumo Degi, the running mate of David Lyon.
Spokesman of the group, Johnson Dume told newsmen in Abuja on Tuesday that the party and Sylva are to be held responsible for the nullification of Lyon’s victory. Dume while condemning the actions of some suspected thugs who besieged the Abuja home of the lead judge that delivered the judgement, Justice Mary Odili said the APC should apologize to its supporters for the embarrassment.
“We have it on good authority that Sylva knew about Degi’s forged documents, yet he went ahead to field him so that APC might lose” Dume claimed.
“Why blame Justice Mary Odili? What is her role in our party’s screening and primaries? Is she the one who asked us to field a candidate with fake certificates?
“We should be careful not to worsen an already bad situation. People are beginning to see APC as a party that lacks due process and a political group of fraudsters.“It was the same Justice Mary Odili who they now malign that gave judgment on February 13, 2020h to affirm Lyon and Degi’s candicacy. The sudden about-turn projects us as sore losers,” he said.