The former vice president Atiku Abubakar has reacted to the Supreme Court ruling voided the election of Bayelsa State Governor-elect, David Lyon and his running mate, Biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo and declared the candidate of the People Democratic Party winner.
Atiku Abubakar who cannot hide his excitement took to his Twitter handle to express his joy about the ruling.
He wrote: I received the verdict of the Supreme Court, declaring the candidate of the @OfficialPDPNig in the Bayelsa state gubernatorial elections, Senator Douye Diri, as the duly elected Governor of the state, with gladness.
I congratulate Senator Douye Diri and his running mate, Mr. Lawrence Ewhrujakpor. I also felicitate with the @OfficialPDPNig. The Lords Justices have given us another opportunity to show Nigerians that power belongs to the people, and we must make good use of this opportunity.
I call on all the people of Bayelsa to make peace with the recent past and embrace the future together, united in the mission to transform the state into a haven of peace and prosperity.
Finally, I urge the Supreme Court to show consistency in its judgments & find the resolve to always deliver just-judgments no matter whose ox is gored. The people of Nigeria are behind the apex court in whatever they do to free themselves from the dominance of dictatorial forces.