People’s Democratic Party, PDP, has described the comments attributed to Adams Oshiomole, National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, on the Supreme Court’s ruling on the Bayelsa state governorship election as empty and inconsequential.
Oshiomole, while responding to the judgment, said that the PDP candidate for governor, Senator Duoye Diri would not be sworn in tomorrow because, in his words, the Senator did not meet with the constitutional requirement of 25 per cent spread across the state to be declared a winner.
In a statement issued by the PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, the party asked the former state governor of Edo to “to steer clear of Bayelsa State as his apparent plots to trigger violence in the state has failed.”
The statement continued: “The PDP further counseled Oshiomole to be careful with his utterances and not use any forms of venomous garrulity and clear misuse of language to destabilize our nation and truncate our hard earned democracy.
“The people of Bayelsa state knows as a fact that the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, under our laws, cannot take instructions from any individual, let alone a factional national chairman of a dysfunctional political party like the APC.
“The PDP, as a law-abiding party, counsels Oshiomole to rein in himself and desist from all odious designs against Bayelsa state, her people and government. “The PDP also calls on the people of Bayelsa state to remain calm as their mandate has been restored and cannot be taken away by the ranting of any individual who has no stake whatsoever in the well-being of his own home state.”