Bayelsa: Don’t Issue PDP’s Diri Certificate Of Return – APC Tells INEC

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The All Progressives Congress (APC), has warned the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), against issuing Diri certificate of return as the winner of the November 16 guber election.

The part claimed he did not meet the constitutionally electoral requirements for inauguration as directed by the court.

The party made the appeal on Thursday evening in Yenagao, during a media briefing by APC stalwarts and other stakeholders.

Speaking at the conference, the member representing Southern Ijaw Federal Constituency in the National Assembly, Preye Oseke, described the judgment as shocking and procured.

He said the APC and the people of Bayelsa totally rejected the judgment and called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) not to issue a certificate of return to Diri.

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Oseke argued that even based on the pronouncement of the court, Diri was not qualified to be sworn-in as he failed to meet the constitutionally required geographical spread in the election.

He said: “As a people and party, we are rejecting the judgment completely. It is a procured judgment. While we have our respect for our revered justices, we believe that this is not the wish of Bayelsans.

“We are calling on INEC not to issue a certificate of return to the candidate of the PDP because the candidate of the PDP was unable to score the required 25 percent in the two-third of the local government areas.


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