The Superior Nigeria Democratic Celebration, ANDP, the political celebration on whose petition the Bayelsa State Governorship Election Tribunal sacked Governor Douye Diri, has distanced itself from the election petition.
A faction of the celebration has emerged, saying it has no hand within the petition filed by King George, its governorship candidate.
The faction is led by the Nationwide Publicity Secretary, Fortune Oyadoghan, the State Publicity Secretary, Charles Krotezi and the State Secretary, Pastor Sapiere Obi Euduakakpo.
In line with them, the ANDP had no governorship candidate within the November 16 governorship election however as a substitute adopted Diri, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Celebration, PDP.
They mentioned the tribunal’s verdict that ordered for a contemporary election inside 90 days within the state due to the exclusion of the ANDP got here as a impolite shock.
They additional denied conducting a governorship main and agreeing on any candidate.
Pastor Euduakakpo learn a press assertion on behalf of the state chapter of the celebration at a press convention held on the Secretariat of the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) in Yenagoa on Saturday.
The assertion learn partly “On the time of the mentioned Governorship elections, the ANDP was nonetheless in its formative stage and but to create the essential buildings essential to run a profitable marketing campaign. Consequently, the celebration on the state degree, in session with the Nationwide Govt, in its knowledge, opted to endorse the candidate whose imaginative and prescient and manifesto finest mirrored the aspiration of the celebration.
“In that consideration, we met and agreed to assist the candidature of Governor Douye Diri.
“It’s equally essential to say that the purported candidate of the ANDP is unknown to the celebration as he’s not a card carrying member.”
They challenged King George to provide his membership card of the celebration if he insists on the charade, including that certainly, the most effective of their information, he’s the chairman of one other political celebration
Recall that the Supreme Courtroom had declared Diri and the PDP winner after ruling that the APC Deputy Governor-elect, Biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo, introduced a solid certificates.
However the State Election Petition Tribunal on Monday ordered the Unbiased Nationwide Electoral Fee (INEC) to conduct a contemporary ballot.
It declared that INEC wrongly excluded the Superior Nigeria Democratic Celebration (ANDP) candidate.
In the meantime, Diri had directed his attorneys to enchantment the judgement.
Diri said that he has implicit confidence within the judiciary and would triumph.