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APC Files Suit Asking Supreme Court To Reverse Judgment Sacking Lyon

A file photograph of APC governorship candidate in Bayelsa State, David Lyon.



The All Progressives Congress (APC) has approached the Supreme Court docket with an software urging the courtroom to reverse its determination on the governorship election in Bayelsa State.

In an software filed on Thursday by its workforce of legal professionals led by a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Wole Olanipekun (SAN), the social gathering sought a evaluation of the judgement which disqualified its candidate within the election, Mr David Lyon.

It additionally requested the apex courtroom to put aside the “wrong” interpretation given to its judgment of February 13, 2020, and the next execution by the Unbiased Nationwide Electoral Fee (INEC).

The social gathering contended that the Supreme Court docket, in its judgment, misinterpreted the November 12, 2019 judgment of the Federal Excessive Court docket in Abuja which the apex courtroom affirmed.

It argued that the Supreme Court docket acted with out jurisdiction and denied it the social gathering a good listening to when it proceeded to disqualify its governorship candidate.

The APC famous that this got here even because the Federal Excessive Court docket, within the judgment delivered by Justice Inyang Ekwo which the apex courtroom affirmed, refused the plaintiffs’ prayer to disqualify Lyon.

It additionally faulted the interpretation given to the Supreme Court docket judgment by the electoral umpire in deciding to problem certificates of return to the candidates of the Peoples Democratic Celebration (PDP) within the election.

The social gathering added that it was unsuitable for the Supreme Court docket to have voided its candidates’ participation within the election, when the judgment by the Federal Excessive Court docket which disqualified its deputy governorship candidate, Senator Biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo, was stayed as at when the election was performed.

No date has been fastened for the listening to of the applying.

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