- Says it’s dead on arrival
BY UBON EKANEM – The battle for the soul of Bayelsa politics come Saturday, November 16 gubernatorial election is certainly down to the wire with the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state laughing off the recent court ruling over its deputy governorship flag-bearer, Senator Biabarakuma Degi
The Bayelsa State chapter of the party says there is no cause for alarm as the court judgment disqualifying Senator Degi from the race is simply dead on arrival.
According to the Party’s Publicity Secretary in the State, Doifie Buokoribo; “The judgement occasioned a miscarriage of justice, is glaringly perverse and against the weight of evidence before the Court.
“We are totally surprised that the Court could despite the objections by our lawyers, go ahead to determine a weighty criminal allegation of falsification and fraud solely on the bases of affidavit evidence contrary to well established judicial precedents that such must be proved beyond reasonable doubt by calling oral evidence.”
He said the Party strongly believes that “the judgment can not withstand a superior judicial scrutiny, therefore, our lawyers have filed a notice of appeal and other court processes to arrest the execution of the judgment pending the outcome of the appeal.”
Maintaining that APC remains focused in its campaigns, the spokesman said, “We call on all our members and supporters not to be distracted but continue to peacefully mobilize for the November 16, 2019 elections”
He assured that the party is fully confidence of achieving electoral victory to liberate the South South State from the clutches of bad governance come Saturday’s gubernatorial poll