The All Progressives Congress (APC) has congratulated David Lyon on the Supreme Court judgment which affirmed him as the party’s candidate in the 2019 Bayelsa State governorship election.
The APC in its reaction to the court ruling, said it was satisfied with the judgment of the apex court on the party’s candidate for the election.
News Nigeria recalls a five-man panel of the apex court on Tuesday in a unanimous decision, dismissed the appeal filed by Heineken Lokpobiri challenging the emergence of Lyon as the APC governorship candidate in Bayelsa State for lack of merit.
Reacting to the judgement, APC’s Deputy National Publicity Secretary, Yekini Nabena, commended the Apex Court for the decision reached.
The APC spokesman who spoke to newsmen in Abuja shortly after the court ruling, said the judgment is a victory for the people of Bayelsa.
“We congratulate the Bayelsa State Governor-elect, David Lyon and all party stakeholders on the Supreme Court ruling affirming Lyon as the valid APC Governorship candidate for Bayelsa state. The Apex Court in their ruling sided with Bayelsans.
“From the APC primaries to the governorship election, it was clear that Bayelsans knew who they wanted to govern them. The decision of Party members and the Bayelsa electorate was unanimous as seen in the overwhelming votes they gave the governor-elect, David Lyon in the APC direct primaries and the governorship election.
“Although baseless, Senator Heineken Lokpobiri decided to petition the election in the courts. As we can see, that petition has been dismissed and put to rest by the Supreme Court. We are now focussed on delivering our electoral promise to Bayelsans and bring true development which our dear state deserves. Finally, Bayelsans can go home and enjoy responsibly a glass of Heineken,” he joked.
Lyon will be inaugurated as the Bayelsa State Governor on February 14, 2020.