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Published On: Fri, Feb 14th, 2020

Bayelsa: APGA cautions against unguarded comments

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By Ikechukwu Okaforadi

All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) has cautioned politicians against making unguarded comments over the recent judgement of the Supreme Court on the Bayelsa Governorship elections held last year November.
In a statement signed and issued to journalists in Abuja, the national chairman of APGA, Victor Ike Oye, said the party is confident in the Supreme Court as it grapple with the challenges of delivering untainted judgement for the good of the country.
The APGA chairman noted that though the judgement delivered in the recent times by the apex court may not have gone down well with some persons, but it should be observed that the court is constitutionally empowered to take certain kind of actions on matters before it.
According to the statement, Earlier today, the Supreme Court of Nigeria nullified the election of the Governor-elect of Bayelsa State and ordered that the candidate that came second in the 2019 Bayelsa governorship election be issued a certificate of return by INEC.
While regretting that the judgement has elicited numerous statements from different persons, APGA said “We wish to state unequivocally that we have implicit confidence in the Supreme Court as it grapples with the challenges of delivering untainted judgements for the good of our nation.”
“Agreed that some of the judgements delivered of recent might not have gone down well with some persons, nonetheless, we believe that the Supreme Court has been constitutionally empowered to exercise specific powers with regards to matters brought before it.”
“We find it unfortunate and reprehensible that some intemperate members of the public should use uncouth and abusive language to address the learned jurists of the highest court in the land.”

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