The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)in Bayelsa State has lauded the victory of Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State at the Appeal Court; noting that it’s a confirmation of the authenticity of the last governorship election in the state.
This is contained in a statement signed by the State Secretary, Godspower Keku, made available to Saturday Tribune in Yenagoa.
The statement criticised the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) as a party desperate for power even in the face of defeat both at the polls and in the courts.
The party hailed the judiciary as being a “critical defender” of democracy in the 4th Republic as it had on major occasions rose to restore confidence in the people and the fabric of the nation through various landmark judicial pronouncements.
The Appeal Court judgement upheld the earlier decision of the state election petitions tribunal, affirming the election of Dickson as the governor of Bayelsa State, adding that its in furtherance of the uprightness of the judicial proceedings.
“It has been a major step in our nation’s judicial system, reaffirming the sanctity of the judiciary as the last hope of the common man. The judgement of the Appeal Court reinforces our faith in democracy and the crucial role the judiciary plays in safeguarding the wishes of the people.
The appellate court verdict was a clear demonstration that what Sylva did was nothing short of desperation for power.
. He praised the efforts of the governor at developing the state even as he pointed out what he referred to as the “divisive and hate propaganda of the opposition party” to blackmail the governor in the state.