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‘My Disqualification Is Distressing,’ Sacked Bayelsa Deputy Gov Heads To Supreme Court



The sacked deputy governor-elect in Bayelsa State, Senator Biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo has headed to the Supreme Courtroom, describing his disqualification as distressing.

Degi-Eremienyo says he’s difficult the court docket ruling that sacked him and David Lyon on the grounds that he introduced cast certificates to the Impartial Electoral Fee (INEC).

He additionally condemned any act of forgery or impersonation including that he has by no means been related to such.

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“The vent of my disqualification is distressing and traumatised to me personally. It’s, after all, a higher trauma inflicted on my celebration, the governorship candidate and the great folks of Bayelsa State who signified their alternative of who ought to be their governor and deputy governor.

“It’s this unsolicited assault on my persona and fame by the judgement in query that has constrained me to chart this plan of action.

“I condemn in robust phrases all types of forgery impersonation or criminality in any kind by the political class and I’ve by no means been related to identical.”

Degi-Eremienyo insisted that the apex court docket by no means gave him a chance to defend his instructional qualifications earlier than concluding that they had been cast.

He known as on the police to analyze the allegations of forgery towards him.

He concluded that every one his certificates had been acquired from Nigerian establishments that are all in existence thus far.

The certificates, he added, can, due to this fact, be simply verified.

A five-man panel of the Supreme Courtroom led by Justice Mary Peter-Odili had earlier in February ordered the INEC to withdraw the Certificates of Return issued to the APC candidates after ruling that Degi-Eremienyo’s disqualification had contaminated the joint ticket with Lyon.

The Bayelsa election was held on November 16, 2019.

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