By Sampson Boroh
A former Chief Security Adviser to the Bayelsa State Government, Chief Perekeme Kpodoh, has blamed the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole and the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva for Thursday’s Supreme Court Judgement which nullified the party’s victory.
The Supreme Court had on Thursday nullified the election victory of Chief David Lyon as governor-elect of Bayelsa State and his deputy, Biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo over certificate forgery leveled against the APC running mate.
Kpodoh, reacting to the apex court verdict, said the duo of Oshiomhole and Sylva to take the blame for the latest development in the state.
According to him, the two party chieftains’ manner of selection of APC flag bearers was the reason the party lost at the Supreme Court.
Chief Kpodoh told newsmen in Yenagoa that the divide and rule and wrongful actions of Sylva and Oshiomhole is costing the state chapter of the Party victory handed to the APC by the majority of Bayelsa voters.
“Because he has deceived everybody within the party, both in the state and national level, the verdict from the Supreme Court has brought the party and President Muhammadu Buhari to disrepute.
“In the last few years, Chief Timipre Sylva has created enmity among the party structure. All the people that started these party race, all of them have been sidelined. He brought new people, he brought a man with fake certificate and you call yourself a leader of the party.
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“He has even put the president into serious disgrace including the party. Even without this thing even happening, the type of people he was selecting to become appointees in the government, were all stooges. See what happened between him and Lokpobiri? Why must he raise Lokpobiri so high and serious that he doesn’t want to see Lokpobiri.
“If it was Lokpobiri, this matter wouldn’t have come into this matter. We said it during that period, but nobody listened to those who fought for the stability of the party. I am the man who fought for the APC in the state. I fought for this party, starting from new PDP to APC and at the latter part of the day, he abandoned us”, the former security adviser noted.
Kpodoh, however, called on protesting APC members in the state to remain calm.