Supreme court sacks Bayelsa Governor-elect, Lyon, declares PDP winner

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The Supreme Court on Thursday sacked Mr. David Lyon, of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the Governor-elect for Bayelsa State.

The apex court, in a unanimous judgment delivered by Justice Ejembi Ekwo, ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to withdraw the Certificate of Return issued to Lyon and a fresh one issued to the governorship candidate with the highest votes cast and wide geographical spread in the governorship election held on 16 November 2020.

Lyon was sacked for presenting a running mate with a fake certificate in the said election.

With this judgment just delivered, the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Diri Duoye with the highest lawful votes and with wide geographical spread will eventually become the next governor of Bayelsa.

The Supreme Court on Thursday sacked Mr. David Lyon, of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the Governor-elect for Bayelsa State.

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