Bayelsa: PDP Reps caucus calls for prosecution of Oshiomhole, APC over breach of electoral law
• Congratulates Governor Diri Douye
The House of Representatives’ Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) caucus has hailed the emergence of Senator Diri Douye as governor of Bayelsa State through the Supreme Court judgement delivered last Thursday.
The lawmakers, via a statement issued by Hon Kingsley Chinda, also called for the immediate arrest and prosecution of the National Chairman of All Progressive Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, and the ruling party for running foul of the Electoral law.
Hon. Chinda, who expressed the group’s delight over the landmark victory at the Supreme Court ruling, urged the newly elected Governor to ensure good governance and deliver the dividends of democracy to the people of Bayelsa.
“On behalf of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) caucus in the House of Representatives, we heartily congratulate His Excellency Sen. Douye Diri and the PDP on this divine, historic and landmark victory.
“While we urge Gov. Diri to fully concentrate on the task of ensuring good governance and delivering the dividends of democracy to the people of Bayelsa State and Nigerians in general.
“We will continue to call for and work towards deepening our democratic practices.
“Consequent upon the judgement, we call for the immediate arrest and prosecution of the National Chairman of the APC and the APC as a corporate entity under Section 31(8) of the Electoral Act, which provides that ‘A political party which presents to the Commission the name of a candidate who does not meet the qualifications stipulated in this section, commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a maximum fine of N500,000.
“The Deputy Governorship Candidate of APC in the November 2019 Governorship Election in Bayelsa State under criminal Code.
“We reaffirm our faith, confidence and unalloyed support to the leadership of our great party (the PDP), we pray that the Almighty God guide, protect as well as grant Nigerians divine wisdom to discern good governance from deceitful governance’,” the PDP Caucus leader urged.