Bayelsa Gov Poll: PDP Raises Alarm over Sylva’s Move to Bribe Supreme Court Justices
By Amos Okioma
LAGOS OCTOBER 22ND (URHOBOTODAY)-The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Bayelsa State has raised the alarm over alleged attempt by Bayelsa State Governorship candidate, Chief Timipriye Sylva to to bribe to bribe Supreme Court justices to as to influence the judgment in his favour.
The party equally condemned in its entirety, a statement by the All Progressives Party (APC) that, it will expose every move by the PDP to bribe Justices of the Supreme Court to swing the State Governorship appeal before the apex court in favour of Governor Seriake Dickson.
Reacting to the APC statement, the State Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Barrister Osom Macbere described it as a complete balderdash, diversionary and should not be taken serious by any right thinking Bayelsan and indeed Nigerians.
The PDP spokesman, who likened the APC statement to the proverbial ‘pot calling the kettle black’, noted that, it is sad that, the APC statement is coming on the heels of the recent revelation by very senior Justices publicly accusing top members of the APC at states and national levels of allegedly attempting to bribe them to secure favourable judgements for their governorship candidates in some States.
He recalled how, the APC leadership in Bayelsa State has on several occasions, before and after the last governorship polls in the state, boasted of using federal might to win elections in the State, instead of the popular votes of Bayelsans and wonders how the same people are now turning round to point accusing fingers at the PDP.
According to him, what the APC is doing is to divert the attention of Bayelsans and Nigerians away from the truth, which is already in the public domain, that it is they (the APC) that have been bribing and attempting do the same to subvert the course of justices, as was alleged recently by some senior justices of the Judiciary.
He also described the APC as a party of liars, who should not be taken seriously any longer, stressing that, they lied to win election and have failed woefully to fulfill their election promises, as Nigerians groan and suffer in hunger and abject poverty to a level never witnessed under any government in the past, stressing that, instead of telling Nigerians the truth, they are still lying.
The statement added that, while every Nigerian, including close family and party members of the APC have come out openly to blame the APC led Federal Government of its inability to manage the Nation’s economy, the APC in Bayelsa is so myopic and mischieveous that, it is still blaming the PDP administration in Bayelsa of subjecting people to hardship, when in actual fact, the problems are all traced to the misrule at the centre.
“For the umpteenth time, we want Bayelsans to be aware that, part of the problem of the State is the fact that, the PDP Government spends over a billion naira every month to service the bond that was taken by Chief Timipre Sylva of the APC, when he was the Governor of the State”.
He further stated that, rather than apologize to Bayelsans for plunging the State into a huge debt burden, arising from the bond their leader, Chief Timipre Sylva took, while he was the Governor of the State, the APC is shamelessly accusing the present administration of failing to develop the capacity of the people of the State.
What they, (the APC) are trying to do is to return to power and further mortgage the future of the State, through more loans and bonds and Bayelsans have openly rejected this, through their votes, but they are doing everything, including the bribery and intimidation of Hounourable Justices of the Supreme court. But, it is only the Will of God that will prevail” he concluded.