Political thugs Thursday sacked the Federal High Court sitting in Yenagoa during the hearing into the pre-election suit between the candidates of the All Progressive Congress(APC), Chief Ebifemowei, and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Cleopas Moses ahead of the National Assembly bye-election in the state.
The invasion, which occurred at about 1.30 pm while the presiding judge, Justice Jane Inyang was not on her seat, caused pandemonium with many lawyers injured in the stampede.
It was gathered that the suit, which was stood down by Justice Jane Inyang to allow parties to regularize their processes, were however surprised when hoodlums armed with dangerous weapons attacked the court.
One of the victims and the former State Legal Adviser of the PDP, Barr. Richard Perekeme, who confirmed the development, said the lawyers were shocked and many scampered for safety.
“The hoodlums were about twenty and armed with dangerous weapons. They seize legal wigs from lawyers. They collected mobile phones and chased everyone out of Court two. Though they did not take mine.”
Meanwhile, the South-South geo-political zone representative of the National Caretaker / Extraordinary convention planning committee of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief David Lyon has called on electorates in the Bayelsa West and Central Senatorial Districts to vote emmas for the candidates of the party during the Saturday bye-election.
Lyon called on the State party leaders and supporters to rally round the two candidates in the state senatorial elections on Saturday and assured that the Party at the National is counting on the massive support the party enjoyed in the Governorship election in November 16th, 2019.
Chief David Lyon made this known while expressing his deep appreciation to the members of the party and his teeming supporters in Bayelsa State for their incredible courage, service, and genuine concern during the elections last year.
Chief David Lyon while speaking in Yenagoa today on his visit to the State for the upcoming Senatorial Elections taking place in two of three senatorial Districts, Bayelsa West and Bayelsa Central in Bayelsa State slated for Saturday, the 5fth of December 2020, stated that it gives him a sense of pride when he recalled the selflessness, dedication and sacrifice the people of Bayelsa showed during the election, their solidarity and generosity with their resources in his pursuit for justice for the people of Bayelsa State.
Chief David Lyon specifically acknowledged the efforts of the women, youth, non- Bayelsans and that the bonds and relationships shown will continue to open yet other opportunities for future endeavors together.
He explained further that the experience has strengthened further the collective resolve of his supporters and APC family in Bayelsa State to stand united for future political battles emphasizing that it has also served as a test of faith for the success of future elections.
He called for harmony and understanding among party leaders and members emphasizing politics is about the numbers and their collective efforts are what the party needs to achieve victory at the polls