Bayelsa: Be consistent in your judgements, Atiku tells Supreme Court justices

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has welcomed Thursday’s Supreme Court’s judgment on the Bayelsa state awarding victory to the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Diri Duoye, in the November 16, 2019 election.

He has however admonished the apex court justices to be consistent and just in their judgments no matter what as they have the support of the people.

He said in a statement issued in Abuja: “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.”

The presidential candidate of the PDP in the 2019 election said he received the verdict of the court with gladness and called on all Bayeslans to work together in the interests of the state.

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The statement added: “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 with 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.

“I call on all the people of Bayelsa to make peace with the recent past and embrace the future together, united in the mission to transform the state into a haven of peace and prosperity.”