A Lagos State based lawyer, Barrister Olusegun Bamgbose, has alleged that Bayelsa State Governor elect, David Lyon, was sacked to pacify the PDP for sacking Emeka Ihedioha as Governor of Imo State by the Supreme Court.
Last Thursday, a five man panel of the Supreme Court held that Lyon’s deputy, Degi-Eremieoyo presented a forged certificate to the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.
Based on this, they were sacked by the apex court a day to their swearing in as the fifth Governor of Bayelsa State.
According to Barr Bamgbose, who is the co ordinator for the Concerned Advocates for Good Governance, CAGG, he claimed the APC National Chairman, Adams Oshiomole, was kept in the day as to the plan to surrender Bayelsa State to PDP “as a way of compensation”
He said “The Supreme Court Judgement in favour of PDP candidate Duoye Diri, Bayelsa State, was a calculated and a strategic attempt to pacify PDP for the loss of Imo State.
“The judgement was a big shock to PDP because they possibly thought they have lost out in Bayelsa
“However critical appraisal of the judgement has shown clearly that it was meant to calm down nerves and pacify PDP for the loss of Imo State to APC recently at the Supreme Court
” Ihedioha can as well forget about returning to Government House as Governor of Imo State. The review sought by him,no matter the weight, won’t see the light of the day
“Let him bid goodbye to his ambition for now. One seriously doubts the feasibility of reviewing the matter in his favour. The APC was highly instrumental in perfecting this plan.
He continued “The International Community have been showing interest in the case but as it stands now, the game is over.
“PDP has been ” politically settled” and certainly they won’t be protesting even if it loses at the Supreme Court in respect of the review case.
“Oshiomole was actually kept in the dark as to the APC plan to surrender Bayelsa State to PDP as a form of “compensation”
“However, it should be stated here that this is not good for our political growth
“The Judiciary should be independent. There should be no interference whatsoever in the discharge of it’s functions and responsibilities. There must be clear separation of powers”