BREAKING: Supreme Court Sacks Bayelsa Governor Elect David Lyon

BREAKING: Supreme Court Sacks Bayelsa Governor Elect David Lyon

By Pius Godsday | Politics Reporter on February 13, 2020
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Governor elect of Bayelsa State, David Lyon
Governor elect of Bayelsa State, David Lyon pictured during a campaign event during the guber campaigns in 2019

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

In a unanimous judgment delivered by Justice Ejembi Ekwo, on Thursday, February 13, 2020, the court ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to withdraw the Certificate of Return issued to Mr. Lyon.

The Apex Court also ordered a fresh certificate be issued to the governorship candidate with the highest votes cast and wide geographical spread in the governorship election held on November 16, 2020.

Mr. Lyon was sacked for presenting a running mate with a fake certificate in the said election.

With this judgment just delivered, Channels TV reports, the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Diri Duoye with the highest lawful votes and with wide geographical spread will eventually become the next governor of Bayelsa.

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