The All Progressives Congress (APC) sacked Governor-Elect of Bayelsa state, Chief David Lyon, has accepted the verdict of Supreme Court on its judgement that nullified his victory at the November 16th, 2019 governorship election.
Chief Lyon also appealed to his supporters and party loyalists to give peace a chance in the state despite the painful pronouncement that denied him the mandate they freely gave.
David Lyon, in a statement Thursday regretted the court judgement, he however said he accepted the apex court judgement it in the interest of peace and the development of Bayelsa state.
Lyon commended the leadership of the APC at the state and national levels for their tenacity in upholding the principles of constitutional democracy.
“The Supreme Court of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on Wednesday, 26 February, 2020, reviewed the judgment it gave against us on 13th February, 2020 and decided to maintain its earlier judgment “I am aware of the extent to which this decision has further dashed the hope of Bayelsans as it upturned the democratic mandate of the Bayelsa electorate.
“I hereby unequivocally state my decision to accept the Supreme Court verdict however distressing as it is. It is the decision of the Supreme Court, and we are all bound to accept the outcome as law-abiding citizens of this great country.
“I wish to appeal to my party faithful, my supporters, all Bayelsans and all lovers of peace and justice to accept this verdict and maintain the peace.
“While they have a right to think that this is a case of judgment without justice, I strongly appeal against all forms of violence or any conduct that threatens the peace and development of our state.
“I strongly believe that God still loves Bayelsans and will still allow His Will to come to pass in their lives.
“I seize this opportunity to thank the leadership of our party, the All Progressives Congress at the National, State , local Government and ward levels for their tenacity in upholding the ideals of constitutional democracy”.
He added: “I appeal to all Bayelsans not to shy away from participating in the governance of our dear state for the common good and wellbeing of its people.
“In the same vain, I urge the good people of the state to continue to uphold the dreams of our founding fathers in our aspiration to lead the state irrespective of party affiliations.
“Lastly, it is my resolve to continue to join forces with well-meaning individuals, institutions and organisations towards bringing the much-needed development to Bayelsa State which has been in dire need of development”.