The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC),Adams Oshiomhole, of trying to instigate violence in Bayelsa after the verdict of the supreme court sacking the party’s candidate.
The supreme court had sacked David Lyon, candidate of the APC in the March election, ordering the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to issue certificate of return to the candidate with the second highest number of votes.
PDP would the beneficiary of the verdict by virtue of it position in the election, second.
But at a press conference in Abuja on Thursday, Oshiomhole said Duoye Diri, the PDP candidate did not meet the requirements to be sworn in as governor.
The APC chairman said the implication of the ruling is that from Friday, the state would be without a governor.
However, Kola Ologbondiyan, spokesman of the opposition party, asked Oshiomhole to be cautious of his utterances over the judgement of the supreme court on the Bayelsa governorship election.
Ologbondiyan asked Oshiomhole whom he described as “factional national chairman” to stay clear off Bayelsa on Friday.
“The people of Bayelsa state know 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,” he said in a statement.
“The PDP, as a law-abiding party, counsels Oshiomhole 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 wellbeing of his own home state.”