BREAKING: Diri Gets Certificate of Return

In News 2020-02-14 12:24:16
BREAKING: Diri Gets Certificate of Return
BREAKING: Diri Gets Certificate of Return

Governor-Elect of Bayelsa state Douye Diri has received his certificate of Return from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).


This is coming less than one hour after his declaration by INEC as the winner of last year’s governorship election.


In announcing Diri the winner, the electoral umpire nullified all the votes won by the APC's David Lyon. 


On Thursday, the Supreme Court upheld the ruling of the Federal High Court, Abuja which found the APC candidate guilty of forgery and nullified the election. 


It ordered INEC to withdraw its Certificate of Return and hand it over to the candidate with the next highest vote and required constitutional spread of vote.


Diri’s victory has not gone down well with supporters of the APC who have been protesting in Bayelsa State.