BAYELSA: PDP Triumph at Supreme Court (Read Details)


The Apex court in Nigeria has ordered the Independent National Election Commission INEC to issue fresh certificate of return to the candidate of the People Democratic Party and to withdraw the Certificate of Return issued to the candidate of the All Progressives Congress candidate

This verdict was made by the Supreme Court on Thursday which nullified the election of Bayelsa state governor-elect, David Lyon and his running mate, Biobarakuma Degi-Eremineyo who were to be inaugurated tomorrow

Justice Mary Peter Odili, who led the five man panel of the Supreme Court, ordered INEC to withdraw the Certificate of Return issued to the All Progressives Congress candidate who had been declared winners of the November 16 2019 governorship election in the state

Justice Ejembi Ekwo, made the orders after disqualifying the APC deputy governorship candidate as a candidate in the election, which had infected the joint ticket with which he and the governorship candidate ran for and won the election.

The court upheld the November 12 2019 judgement of the High Court in Abuja, which had disqualified the running mate of the governorship candidate for submitting forged certificates to INEC.

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