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Supreme Court sacks David Lyon 24 hours to inauguration, declares PDP winner



Supreme court David Lyon

The Supreme Court has nullified the election of Bayelsa State David Lyon and his Deputy, Biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo.

The sack came 24 hours to inauguration of APC governor-elect, David Lyon.

The court led by Justice Mary Peter-Odili on Thursday orderd the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC to withdraw the Certificate of Return issued to David Lyon of APC

In a unanimous judgement, the five-man panel ordered INEC to immediately issue fresh certificates to the candidates of the party with the next highest votes.

Justice Ejembi Ekwo gave the ruling after disqualifying the APC deputy governorship candidate, Degi-Eremienyo, as a candidate in the election.

However, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP had scored 143,172 votes.

Meanwhile, the All Progressive Congress has expressed shock over Supreme Court’s nullification of their candidate and the sacked.

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