Ahead of Saturday’s governorship election in Bayelsa, an Appeal Court sitting in Port Harcourt has ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) not to remove the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its governorship candidate, David Lyon, from the ballot.
Ruling on Friday, the judge ordered INEC to allow the APC and Lyon to participate in the forthcoming election following an ex parte motion filed by counsel for the Bayelsa State governorship candidate on Thursday.
Recall that a recent court order also disqualified the party’s deputy governorship candidate, Biobarakuma Degi, from participating in the forthcoming poll.
Although he had appealed the ruling as well, It is, however, unclear if Regi will be the Deputy Governor if the APC wins.
More to come.