Supreme Court Sacks Bayelsa Governor-Elect Lyon, Orders INEC to Withdraw His Certificate of Return

The governor-elect of Bayelsa State, David Lyon, and his Deputy, Biobarakuma Degi-Eremieoyo won’t be sworn-in tomorrow as planned.

This is coming after the Supreme Court judgment which sacked Lyon for presenting a  running mate with a fake certificate.

In a unanimous judgment delivered by Justice Ejembi Ekwo, the apex court ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to withdraw the Certificate of Return issued to Lyon and 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.

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This means that 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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More to come…

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