Fri. Apr 3rd, 2020

Breaking: Supreme court sacks Bayelsa Governor-elect barely 24 hours to inauguration

Barely 24 hours to the inauguration of governor-elect David Lyon of Bayelsa State, five justices of the Supreme Court presided over by JusticeMary Peter-Odili nullified the election of mister Lyon on the grounds that his deputy, Senator biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo provided false information to INEC.

In a judgment delivered by Justice Ejembi Eko, the apex court ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission to withdraw the Certificate of Return issued to The governor-elect and his deputy.

With this decision, INEC has been ordered to declare the party with the highest number of lawful votes and geographical spread as winner.

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