David Lyon, the Bayelsa governor-elect sacked by the Supreme Court, has said his running mate, Biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo, should not be blamed for the development.
The sacked governor-elect also urged his supporters and members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to avoid violence.
The Nation reports that Lyon described himself as a peacemaker and would never resort to violence over the judgement.
This was in direct reaction to the violent protest that trailed the verdict.
Lyon said his running mate should not be blamed for the Supreme Court verdict which sacked him as Bayelsa governor-elect
Lyon was sacked because the apex court found his running mate guilty of the certificate forgery suit filed against him by the PDP and its governorship candidate, Douye Diri.
Diri was subsequently declared as the winner of the election and sworn-in as the governor in line with the implementation of the apex court’s verdict.
Lyon, however, said the party’s legal team will explore all legal options to reclaim the mandate.