Degi issues 7-day ultimatum to PDP chieftain over statement
The Deputy Governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the November 16th Bayelsa state Governorship election, Biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo has given a seven-day ultimatum to a People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Chieftain in Bayelsa state, Miebi Bribena, to retract a defamatory statement he made against him, a serving Senator.
Bribena had alleged that Degi-Eremienyo, a serving senator, faced court litigation on grounds of falsification and forgery of Certificate in 1990.
The PDP chieftain said this while featuring on popular current affairs programme on Africa Independent Television (AIT), ‘Focus Nigeria’.
Senator Degi-Eremienyo’s media aide, Ebinimi Omubo, in a statement, expressed regrets over the manner in which some politicians have become extremely desperate without iota of moral in their accumulation of lies just to appease their pay masters.
According to the statement, “to keep the records straight, it will be recalled that Senator Degi’s victory at the said election Bribena referred to in 1990 was not challenged in any court of law by the candidate, (now) Late Michael Inemo John”.
The statement added further that, “Degi has never faced any criminal charge in his career; both in public or private life. Bribena by this statement should be ready for the worst legal battle of his life as this will model his mind to speak only the truth but not lying for political patronage”.