Senator Biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo, the Bayelsa State Deputy Governor-elect under the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has been alleged of planning to commit suicide following the recent loss of the state governorship seat to rival party, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva disclosed this on Monday when he appeared on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily programme
Sylva revealed that Degi-Eremienyo whose certificate scandal cost the APC the Bayelsa State governorship seat, is set to take a dreadful decision of committing suicide.
The governor-elect, David Lyon; and the deputy governor-elect, Senator Biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo, were sacked by the Supreme Court on the eve of their inauguration while the Peoples Democratic Party took over the leadership of the state.
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Sylva, however, described the Supreme Court’s judgment as unfair, saying the matter was not a criminal one and should not have been treated in such a manner.
He said, “I’m dealing with a former deputy governor that is on the verge of committing suicide. Every day I had to call to find out that he hasn’t done anything to himself.
“If someone said you forged your certificate and you have built your life and integrity and someone all of a sudden brings everything down, that can lead to suicide.
“If you have a case in court challenging the authenticity of the certificate of a candidate, that is a different one but if you say it is a case of forgery and you have not heard from the person concerned, then you have not established anything.
“You haven’t gone to school or university where this person studied to confirm the veracity of the allegation but you already condemn the person, it’s is very sad and dangerous.”