The Governorship candidate of All Progressives Congress in Bayelsa State,David Lyon was capture in a photos at the Samson Siasia Sports Complex Bayelsa State rehearsing for his proposed swearing-in ceremony tomorrow February 14th but unfortunately the Supreme Court nullified his election.
The sumpreme court annulled his November 2019 election on grounds that his running mate, Mr Biobarakuma Degi-Eremieoyo, presented fake certificates to INEC.
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’ candidate as the winner of the November 16, 2019 governorship election in the state.
The sumpreme court ordered INEC to issue a fresh certificate of return to the candidate 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.
The court ruled that Mr Degi-Eremienyo’s disqualification had infected the joint ticket with which he and the governorship candidate, Lyon, ran for and won November 16, 2019.
The PDP and its governorship candidate, Mr Diri, had filed a suit against Messrs Lyon and Degi-Eremienyo, and INEC, seeking the disqualification of the APC deputy governorship candidate.
They had claimed that Mr Degi-Eremienyo gave false information in his CF 0001 form submitted to INEC.
Justice Inyang Ekwo of the Federal High Court in Abuja had, on November 12, disqualified the APC governor-elect on the grounds that his deputy provided false information to INEC.
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