BREAKING: S'Court nullifies APC's victory in Bayelsa, hours to inauguration, returns PDP to power

By Editor on 13/02/2020

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Just a few hours to his inauguration as the next Governor of Bayelsa State, the Supreme Court of Nigeria on Thursday, nullified the election of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Candidates, Sir David Lyon and his running mate, Biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo.

The court also declared the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidates, Senator Douye Diri and his running mate as winners of the election

 

The Nation reports that in preparation for the inauguration, the PDP flag was on Thursday morning removed from the Bayelsa Government House.

The five-man panel of Supreme Court headed by Justice Mary Peter-Odili ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to withdraw the Certificate of Return issued to the All Progressives Congress’ candidates as the winners of the November 16, 2019 governorship election in the state.

The apex court ordered INEC to issue fresh certificates to the candidates of the party with the next highest votes and required constitutional spread of votes in the results of the election, which are the Peoples Democratic Party’s candidates.

Justice Ejembi Eko, who read the lead judgment of the apex, made the orders after disqualifying the APC’s deputy governorship candidate, Degi-Eremienyo, as a candidate in the election.

The five-man panel of Supreme Court headed by Justice Mary Peter-Odili ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to withdraw the Certificate of Return issued to the All Progressives Congress’ candidates as the winners of the November 16, 2019 governorship election in the state.

The apex court ordered INEC to issue fresh certificates to the candidates of the party with the next highest votes and required constitutional spread of votes in the results of the election, which are the Peoples Democratic Party’s candidates.

Justice Ejembi Ekwo, who read the lead judgment of the apex, made the orders after disqualifying the APC’s deputy governorship candidate, Degi-Eremienyo, as a candidate in the election.

 

 

Source Whirlwindnews.com

Posted on February, 13 2020

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