There are strong indications that the All Progressives Congress will be heading towards the Supreme Court this week to seek a review of the judgment annulling the victory of its candidate in the Bayelsa governorship election, David Lyon.
It was gathered in Abuja on Sunday that the party’s National Legal Adviser, Babatunde Ogala, was consulting with other lawyers within and outside the party as well as the party leadership to take a final decision.
Although the APC national legal adviser was non-committal when asked when the party was going to court, he said, “You will know when we go to court.”
However, the Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the APC, Nabena, said the dispute over the Bayelsa governorship election was “far from over.”
According to him, the position of the APC is well-articulated in the letter written to INEC by Oshiomhole, in which the party demanded a fresh election.
He said, “Like our national chairman said, we are a law-abiding party. That is why we wrote INEC even as we prepare to return to court. We still have confidence in the judicial process. The contention on the Bayelsa governorship poll is far from over.”
Nabena said the party would go to court to challenge the National Youth Service Corps certificate presented by the Bayelsa State Deputy Governor, Senator Lawrence Oborawharievwo Ewhrudjakpo.