PDP supporters in Bayelsa State celebrate Governor Seriake Dickson''s victory at the Supreme Court on Tuesday 8 November 2016

PDP supporters in Bayelsa State celebrate Governor Seriake Dickson”s victory at the Supreme Court on Tuesday 8 November 2016

People Democratic Party (PDP) faithful in Bayelsa, on Tuesday, hailed the upholding of the election of Governor Seriake Dickson by the Supreme Court.

The apex court on Tuesday dismissed the appeal filed by the defeated APC candidate Timipire Sylva against the Appeal Court judgment which upheld the election of Dickson as governor

Scores of PDP members gathered in different groups at strategic areas in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa capital to celebrate the victory.

A former PDP ward 13 Chairman in Ogbia Local Government Area, Endurance Osain, said the unanimous judgment of the apex court was a confirmation of a divine pronouncement that for once the seat of power in Bayelsa will be occupied for eight years.

The former Chairman, said even if elections were to be conducted a thousand times Dickson would still emerge winner.

He said: “As a party we congratulate our amiable governor and his deputy for the sweet victory which did not come to us as a surprise because we knew that with the facts before their lordships the APC had no case against the PDP.

“What the APC and its candidate did was to waste their time and that of the judiciary. Chief Timipre Sylva knew he could not ‎have won that case,” he said.

‎He also hailed the PDP and Bayelsans who stood by the Dickson’s government, saying their prayers for this victory was not in vain.

He urged them to always support the administration for Bayelsa to move forward.

Deputy Governor of Bayelsa State, Rear Admiral Gboribiogha John Jonah (retd), talking to journalists shortly after receiving news of Gov Dickson’s victory over his APC counterpart at the Supreme Court at Government House Yenagoa.

Deputy Governor of Bayelsa State, Rear Admiral Gboribiogha John Jonah (retd), talking to journalists shortly after receiving news of Gov Dickson’s victory over his APC counterpart at the Supreme Court at Government House Yenagoa.

Osain, remarked that with all the legal hurdles crossed, the government will now be more focused to continue its mandate of quality service delivery to the people of Bayelsa.

Another party faithful, Mr Isreal Osumo, lauded the Supreme Court for passing “true judgment” without being bias.

He expressed satisfaction with the way the election judgments have been going starting from the Tribunal to the Supreme Court.

Osumo, therefore called on all APC faithful to join hands and move Bayelsa forward.