JUST IN: Supreme Court Sacks Lyon, APC Gov. Elect in Bayelsa

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    YBTC News —The apex Court on Thursday, has nullified the election of Mr Lyon and his deputy, Biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo.

    The apex court in the judgment delivered by Justice Ejembi Eko consequently ordered INEC to withdraw the certificate of return issued to Messrs Lyon and Degi-Eremienyo.

    The court upheld the November 12, 2019 judgment of the Federal High Court in Abuja which had disqualified Degi-Eremienyo in the election for submitting forged certificates to INEC.

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

    With the judgment of the apex court on, the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party(PDP), Diri Duoye, could be inaugurated on Friday as governor of Bayelsa State

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