National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress(APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole has declared candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Senator Douye Diri cannot be sworn in on Friday as Bayelsa Governor because he did not meet the requirements of the Supreme Court.
The Supreme Court had on Thursday, ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to withdraw the certificate of return issued to the APC candidate, David Lyon, over false documents presented to the electoral umpire by his deputy, Biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo.
Addressing newsmen at the national headquarters of the party in Abuja, Oshiomhole pointed out that the judgement of the Supreme Court said; “the certificate of return should be issued to the candidate, who has the required spread in the election” aside from David Lyon.
He said there was no candidate in the election that met the requirement apart from Lyon, adding that the implication is that from Friday Bayelsa will be without a Governor.
He further said that the lawyers of the APC are currently studying the judgement.
“Our lawyers are already studying the judgment to take the necessary legal action.”