Breaking News: Supreme Court Sacks Bayelsa State Governor-elect, Declares PDP Candidate Winner
The Supreme Court has sacked Mr. David Lyon of the APC as Governor Elect of Bayelsa State.
A five-man panel of the apex court presided by Justice Mary Peter-Odili nullified the election of Lyon on the grounds that his deputy, Senator biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo presented false information to INEC in aid of his qualification for the November 16 governorship election in Bayelsa State. Justice Ejembi Eko who read the ruling ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC to withdraw the certificate of Return issued to Lyon and Degi-Eremienyo.
Justice Eko also ordered that INEC immediately declare the party with the highest number of lawful votes and geographical spread. With the judgment Diri Duoye of the PDP will now be inuagurated as governor of Bayelsa State.