Lokpobiri's lawyer in shock over disqualification of APC candidate Lyon
The camp of Heineken Lokpobiri, one of the aspirants that contested the All Progressives Congress (APC) primaries ahead of the Bayelsa election, is currently lamenting its decision to challenge the outcome of the poll in court.
Lokpobiri had approached the Federal High Court in Bayelsa to declare him the authentic candidate of the APC in the state instead of David Lyon. But, in a twist, the court, which was presided over by Justice Jane Inyang, ruled that the governorship primary conducted by the APC in the state was not done in compliance with electoral guidelines and the constitution of the party. Consequently, the court declared that the APC has no candidate in the Bayelsa election. In his reaction, Lokpobiri’s lawyer, Fitzgerald Olorogun, says he was shocked by the court's pronouncement because it was not part of their prayers. “It’s strange,” he said. When asked about the next move by the party, the lawyer said the court's decision stands and as a result of this, the APC has no candidate in the forthcoming election. He, however, assured that the necessary steps will be taken to address the decision of the court appropriately Recall that Lokpobiri had been urging the people of Bayelsa to vote for the APC in the November 16 election, despite his court case against Lyon and the party.