Supreme Court Judgment: Atiku Congratulates Diri, Calls on Supreme Court to be More Consistent in Its Judgments


Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has congratulated the Governor-elect of Bayelsa State, Senator Douye Diri, on his victory at the Supreme Court on Thursday  

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the 2019 electionsalso called on the apex court in the land to show consistency in its judgments, saying their lordships should always deliver just judgments no matter whose ax is gored.

In a statement he personally signed on Thursday, Abubakar said ”I received the verdict of the Supreme Court, declaring the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the Bayelsa state gubernatorial elections, Senator Douye Diri, as the duly elected Governor of the state, with gladness.

“Senator Douye Diri had cause to visit with me before the elections and received my blessings and counsel. I am fully satisfied that he has what it takes to make Bayelsa the ‘glory of all lands’. His intellect, personality and character, are a credit to Bayelsa and the PDP. 

“I congratulate Senator Douye Diri and his running mate, Mr. Lawrence Ewhrujakpor. I also felicitate with the Peoples Democratic Party. The Lords Justices have given us another opportunity to show Nigerians that power belongs to the people, and we must make good use of this opportunity.

He called on the the people of Bayelsa to make peace with the recent past and embrace the future together, united in the mission to transform the state into a haven of peace and prosperity.

” The people of Nigeria are behind the apex court in whatever they do to free themselves from the dominance of dictatorial forces,” he said.