Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State has called on all political parties to be calm and embrace peace over the ruling of the Supreme Court on the Bayelsa State governorship poll.
The Court had nullified the All Progressives Congress victory in the November 16, 2019 governorship election that brought in David Lyon.
The Supreme Court had ruled that Lyon’s Deputy, Degi Ereminyo, submitted forged certificates, which disqualified the joint ticket and nomination.
The court urged the Independent National Electoral Commission to withdraw the Certificate of Return issued to them and reissue same to the party with the required constitutional spread.
The outgoing governor said while speaking at a media chat in Yenagoa on Thursday that having peace and stability would move the state forward.
Dickson said: “I commend the Supreme Court judgment.
“I call for calm among parties.
“Let us have peace and stability.
“Everyone should take it in good faith.
“We should not do anything to cause breakdown of law.
“We must continue to run an inclusive system.
“The court ruling today has brought victory to all of us and we give all credit to God.
“I hail the Supreme Court as an instrument to deliver the judgment.
“I, therefore, call for reconciliation among us as well as other parties in the state.
“As I will be stepping down on Friday, February 14, I am grateful to God and to the people of Bayelsa.
“I know all of you supported me despite difficulties, but I believe we have achieved tremendously in the past eight years.
“I urge you continue your support for me and our dear state.”