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JUST IN: S’Court nullifies Lyon’s election as Bayelsa gov, declares PDP winner

by on February 13, 2020
 

The Supreme Court has nullified the election of Bayelsa State governor-elect, David Lyon and his running mate, Biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo, who were already preparing to be inaugurated into office.

A five-man panel of the apex court led by Justice Mary Peter-Odili ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission to withdraw the Certificate of Return issued to the All Progressives Congress’ candidates as the winners of the November 16, 2019 governorship election in the state.

The apex court ordered INEC to issue fresh certificates to the candidates of the party with the next highest votes and with the required constitutional spread of votes in the results of the election, which are the Peoples Democratic Party’s candidates.

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Justice Ejembi Ekwo, who read the lead judgment of the apex, made the orders after disqualifying the APC’s deputy governorship candidate, Degi-Eremienyo, as a candidate in the election.

The court upheld the November 12, 2019 judgment of the Federal High Court in Abuja which had disqualified Degi-Eremienyo in the election for submitting forged certificates to INEC.

The court ruled Degi-Eremienyo’s disqualification had infected the joint ticket with which he and the governorship candidate, Lyon, ran for and won the November 16, 2019 election.

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  • Valentine
    February 13, 2020 at 2:33 pm

    What is happening? Father Mbaka did not see these coming? Abi He own holy spirit do lost or hammantan don blow am away? 9ja i hail ooo. The fate of over over 200million people is now decided by d Judicial panel of 6-7 persons ‘Judges’ (Judiciary) not we the masses anymore.

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