Sat. Aug 13th, 2022

Bayelsa: Supreme Court dismisses APC’s application for review of Judgement

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The Supreme Court has dismissed the applications for a review of its February 13, 2020, judgement which overturned the All Progressives Congress’ victory in the last governorship election in Bayelsa State.

In the judgment given by a seven-man panel led by Justice Sylvester Ngwuta, the apex court described the applications filed by the APC and its governorship candidate at the poll, David Lyon, as vexatious, frivolous, and constituted a gross abuse of court process.

Afe Babalola who represented Mr. David Lyon and his Deputy, Degi-Eremienyo, had asked the apex court to set aside its earlier judgement, insisting that the application is not for a review of the judgement but to set aside the judgement sacking Mr. Lyon who overwhelmingly won the election. Babalola added the judgement of the court delivered on February 13, amounts to a denial of fair hearing.

While reading the lead judgement, Justice Amina Augie said: “No force on earth can force the court to change its decision.”

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