Bayelsa APC Senatorial Candidate Rejects High Court Verdict, Heads To Appeal Court

Bayelsa APC Senatorial Candidate Rejects High Court Verdict, Heads To Appeal Court

By ANIEFIOK OBONG, YENAGOA

The candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in the forthcoming Bayelsa West Senatorial District Election, Hon. Wilson Ayakpo Dauyegha, has rejected the recent High Court ruling in Yenagoa that stalled his candidacy as the APC standard bearer for the Bayelsa West Senatorial seat over irregularities in uploading the primary results by the electoral umpire.

Dauyegha, who vowed to exhaust all legal procedure to prove his case, assured his constituents to remain calm as he is sure to be on the final ballot on election day.

In an interview with AljazirahNigeria, in Sagbama town, Dauyegha said he is full of confidence that the Appellate Court shall do the needful in setting aside the verdict of the Yenagoa High Court.

Hon. Dauyegha who is the incumbent Deputy Minority Leader of the Bayelsa State House of Assembly, Representing Ekeremor Constituency 2, called on his people of the Bayelsa West District to remain resolute to maintain the zoning arrangement for Ekeremor to take its turn at the red Chambers in the next Senate while Sagbama shall take the House Representatives slot.

The lawmaker who has been championing the cause for his constituency and district through robust laws and motions at the House of Assembly, maintained that the people are resolute in their resolve to vote out the incumbent Senator Seriake Dickson due to his antics of dishonour for not abiding to the existing zoning agreement which is capable of causing unrest in the district if not stemmed.

Hon. Dauyegha stated that he has firm hope in the sanctity of the court as the hope of the common man to do justice to the current situation as he is confident that he shall be on the final ballot and that the people of Sagbama-Ekeremor shall thumb their votes in his favour come February 25th 2023 for the Bayelaa West Senatorial poll.

In his words: “My lawyers have filed for a stay of execution of the judgement and to appeal the high court verdict on my candidacy as the APC Senatorial Flag Bearer. We are confident it shall end well in my favour considering the fact that it was on similar grounds that the election of other party candidates were upheld and mine cannot be different. 

“Without dabbling into the intricacies of the case in court, I assure my constituents of Sagbama-Ekeremor to remain calm and law abiding with the resolve that justice shall be done on the matter and the people shall do the needful through their votes to show Dickson the way back to his village in next month’s election. No antics of intimidation shall stop my candidacy as Dickson is already on panic mode knowing that the people’s votes shall count in my favour that is why he is resorting to other avenues to get me out of the Senatorial race. But it won’t work as my mandate is divine and it shall come to pass regardless!” He stated categorically.


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