Speaking Tuesday in Abuja, the APC youths under the aegis of
Bayelsa APC Youth Vanguard for Real Change asked the party leadership to blame itself for foisting candidates with forged credentials on Bayelsa APC.
Spokesman of the group, Comrade Johnson Dume said that the APC leadership under Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, rather than grandstand, should apologize to her teeming supporters for the monumental embarrassment the nomination caused them
“Why blame Justice Mary Odili? What is her role in our parry screening and primaries? Is she the one who asked us to field a candidate with fake certificates? We should be careful not to worsen an already bad situation. People are beginning to see APC as a party that lacks die process, and of fraudsters”, noted Dume.
He continued, ” It was the same Justice Mary Odili who they now malign that gave judgement on February 13th to affirm the candidacy of Lyon and Degi. The sudden about turn projects us as sore losers”.
The youth leader asked APC faithful to also hold responsible the Minister of State for Petroleum, Chief Timipre Sylva for the party’s loss at the court as, according to him, “we have oy on good authority that Sylva knew about Degi’s forged documents but yet went ahead to field him so that APC might lose.”
Recall that the Supreme Court had on February 15, 2020 nullified the election of Lyon and his running mate, Degi, on the ground that the latter forged his school certificates. Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Senator Duoye Diri has since been sworn in as governor.