The Impartial Nationwide Electoral Fee (INEC) has offered the Certificates of Return to Senator Douye Diri.
Diri’s deputy, Senator Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo was additionally offered his certificates of return.
The electoral fee in a briefing on the fee’s headquarters in Abuja declared the Peoples Democratic Get together (PDP) winner of the November 16 Bayelsa governorship election.
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INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu informed journalists that Diri was declared the winner after prime officers met on Friday morning to evaluation the outcomes of the election, with out the votes of the APC which have been voided by the courtroom.
“The entire votes forged after excluding these of the APC now stand at 146,999. PDP polled 143,172 and scored 25 p.c as required by the regulation,” Yakubu stated in the course of the briefing.
Diri’s victory follows Supreme Court docket verdict which sacked David Lyon, and his Deputy, Biobarakuma Degi-Eremieoyo.
Justice Ejembi Ekwo, who learn the lead judgment on Thursday made the orders after disqualifying the APC’s deputy governorship candidate, Degi-Eremienyo, as a candidate within the election for submitting solid certificates to INEC.
The courtroom dominated that Degi-Eremienyo’s disqualification had contaminated the joint ticket with which he and the governorship candidate, Lyon, ran for and gained November 16, 2019.
A five-man panel of the apex courtroom led by Justice Mary Peter-Odili then ordered the INEC to withdraw the Certificates of Return issued to the APC candidate.
See under pictures of Diri and his deputy receiving their certificates of return on the INEC Headquarters in Abuja…