Breaking: Supreme Court Nullifies David Lyon’s Victory
The Supreme Court has nullified the election of Bayelsa State governor-elect, David Lyon and his running mate, Biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo.
A five-man panel of the apex court led by Justice Mary Peter Odili ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission to withdraw the Certificate of Return issued to the All Progressives Congress’ candidates.
The candidates of the party with the next highest votes and the required constitutional spread of votes are to take over. In this case it is the People’s Democratic Party, PDP.
The court upheld the November ruling of the Federal High Court, Abuja which disqualified the APC’s deputy governorship candidate Degi-Eremienyo for submitting forged certificates.
His disqualification affected the joint ticket of the APC.