Mixed reactions has continued to trail the Supreme Court judgement on the review application filed by the All Progressive Congress, APC seeking reversal of the apex court judgement which removed David Lyon as Governor elect of Bayelsa State.
The apex court dismissed the application and reaffirmed it’s earlier verdict which affirmed Douye Diri of the PDP as duly elected Governor of the State.
The judgement has elicited widespread reactions as it relates to a pending review before the Supreme Court instituted by Emeka Ihedioha of the PDP, who is seeking a reversal of the apex court judgement, which sacked him as Imo State Governor and installed Hope Uzodinma of the APC as elected Governor of the State.
The Supreme Court is expected to announce its final judgement on the Imo guber review application on March 2nd.
In his reaction to the Supreme Court judgement on Bayelsa State as it relates to the Imo guber case, media aide of former Governor Ihedioha, Mr.Chibuike Onyeukwu said “the Supreme Court judgement on the Bayelsa State governorship election has only strengthened the pleadings contained in the application filed by the peoples elected Governor, His Excellency, Rt Hon.Emeka Ihedioha and the PDP.
“The popular application is ambiguous as it rightly seeks to set aside the judgement of January 14, 2020 clearly on the established grounds that the APC candidate fraudulently misled the court.
” Therefore it is trite to insist that the judgement was obtained by fraud and therefore is null and void and can only be set aside for the sake of democracy, justice and precedence
In his reaction, a former Commissioner in the State, Prof Nnamdi Obiareri said “judgements of the Supreme Court are final and remain so irrespective of our misgivings because the Supreme Court is final but not infalliable.
He said “time without number,we enlightened on the elementary law that a review is not a further appeal against a final judgement of the Supreme Court
“We warned that a review is never a mischievous decoy counched as an innocuous invitation for the Supreme Court, being the final court of law and policy in the land, to make a mockery of itself.
“This predictable turn of events in the Bayelsa Guber case should serve as a useful lesson to all hard nosed elements out there regaling in the happening of the legal impossibility via an application for review” he noted.