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Supreme Court Sacks APC's David Lyon & Installs PDP's Diri Duoye As Bayelsa Governor-Elect



A 5-man panel of the Supreme Court presided by Justice Mary Peter-Odili, wife of the former Governor of Rivers State, Dr. Peter Odili - nullified the election of David Lyon of APC on the grounds that his deputy, Senator Biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo presented false information to INEC to aid his qualification for the November 16 governorship election in Bayelsa State.

This judgement is coming barely 24 hours to David Lyon's inauguration as the Bayelsa State Governor. The judgement automaically means that the candidate of the People's Democratic Party, PDP, Diri Duoye is not the governor-elect waiting to be sworn in.
The apex court in the judgment delivered by Justice Ejembi Eko consequently 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 of the apex court, candidate of the PDP, Diri Duoye will now be inuagurated as governor of Bayelsa State.

Details later....

Meanwhile, checkout photos of Diri Duoye in jubilant mode..




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