On Tuesday, the court case by Degi-Eremienyo of the All Progressives Congress has been disqualified by the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja for submitting false information to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
However, the All Progressives Congress (APC), says it will not relent adding that the case will be taken to Appeal Court to challenge the disqualification of its Deputy Governorship Candidate, Sen. Biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo, in November 16, Bayelsa governorship poll.
In a statement by the state APC Chairman, Chief Amos Jonathan, to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), on Wednesday in Yenagoa, he asserted that the court ruling is a miscarriage of justice.
“We are totally surprised that the court could in spite of objections by our lawyers, went ahead to determine a weighty criminal allegation of falsification and fraud solely on the bases of affidavit evidence contrary to well established judicial precedents that such must be proved beyond reasonable doubt by calling oral evidence.
“We strongly believe that the judgment cannot withstand a superior judicial scrutiny.
“Therefore, our lawyers have filed a notice of appeal and other court processes to arrest the execution of the judgment pending the outcome of the appeal.
“We call on all our members and supporters not to be distracted but continue to peacefully mobilise for the Nov.16, election,” he said.
NAN reports that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had on September 18, approached the court seeking disqualification of the candidate over alleged falsification of information.