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Supreme Courtroom Sacks Lyon As Bayelsa Governor-Elect, Hours Earlier than Inauguration


The Supreme Courtroom has sacked the governor-elect of Bayelsa State, David Lyon, and his Deputy, Biobarakuma Degi-Eremieoyo.

A five-man panel of the apex court docket led by Justice Mary Peter-Odili ordered the Impartial Nationwide Electoral Fee to withdraw the Certificates of Return issued to the All Progressives Congress’ candidate because the winner of the November 16, 2019 governorship election within the state.

The Apex Courtroom ordered INEC to challenge a contemporary certificates of return to the candidate of the social gathering with the subsequent highest votes and with the required constitutional unfold of votes within the outcomes of the election, that are the Peoples Democratic Get together.

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

The court docket upheld the November 12, 2019 judgment of the Federal Excessive Courtroom in Abuja which had disqualified Degi-Eremienyo within the election for submitting cast certificates to INEC.

The court docket dominated that Mister Degi-Eremienyo’s disqualification had contaminated the joint ticket with which he and the governorship candidate, Lyon, ran for and gained November 16, 2019.

The five-man panel additional held that on the premise that each candidates and their social gathering, the APC should have abstained from collaborating within the election.

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