Bayelsa PDP lashes APC, dismisses rumours of Supreme Court verdict removing Governor Dickson and reinstating Sylva
Posted by News Express | 18 January 2017 | 1,584 times
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Bayelsa State has condemned in strong terms, the rumours making the rounds that, the Supreme Court has reversed its decision on the state governorship election.
In a statement, Bayelsa PDP Chairman, Hon. Moses Cleopas, called on the people of the state to disregard the rumours, describing them as ploys by the All Progressives Congress (APC) to heat up the polity and create unnecessary fear and security breach.
According to him, “the reports making the rounds that the Supreme Court has reversed its earlier decision and that Chief Timipre Sylva is coming to take over as Governor is not true and a figment of the imagination of the APC and their supporters, who are bent on truncating the existing peace and security in the state, through spurious claims.”
The statement reads in part: “Chief Timipre Sylva has been roundly beaten at the polls and the defeat was expressly affirmed at the Governorship Election Tribunal, the Appeal and Supreme Courts and Hon. Henry Seriake Dickson’s position as the duly elected Governor of Bayelsa State is not under any contest.”
PDP appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to call APC leaders in Bayelsa State, “particularly the serial governorship aspirant, Chief Timipre Sylva, and the clueless junior Minister, Senator Heineken Lokpobiri, to order, as they have always attempted to breach the peace/security of the state, which the PDP Restoration Government under the able leadership of Honorable Henry Seriake Dickson has restored to the state, which Sylva had destroyed while serving as Governor.”
The party said that “but for the leadership of the Governor, the vigilance of security agencies and the cooperation of Bayelsans, these desperate politician(s) would have thrown our state into senseless crisis, which would have resulted in the destruction of National assets, a situation that could have worsened the depression in the country.”
While calling on PDP supporters and Bayelsans generally to disregard the reports and go about their lawful duties, the State PDP Chairman also called on the law enforcement agencies to be vigilant as well as nip every security breach in the bud.
The statement equally enjoined Bayelsans to remain steadfast in their support for the policies and programmes of the Hon. Seriake Dickson led Restoration government, which has displayed extreme courage and a genuine desire to move the State and its people to greater heights in all ramification and intent.