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Supreme Courts Sacks Bayelsa Governor Elect

The Supreme Court has sacked the
governor-elect of Bayelsa State, David
Lyon, and his deputy, Biobarakuma
Degi-Eremieoyo.
In a unanimous judgment delivered by
Justice Ejembi Ekwo, on Thursday,
February 13, 2020, the court ordered
the Independent National Electoral
Commission, INEC, to withdraw the
Certificate of Return issued to Mr. Lyon.
The Apex Court also ordered a fresh
certificate be issued to the governorship
candidate with the highest votes cast
and wide geographical spread in the
governorship election held on
November 16, 2020.
Mr. Lyon was sacked for presenting a
running mate with a fake certificate in
the said election.
With this judgment just delivered,
Channels TV reports, the governorship
candidate of the Peoples Democratic
Party, PDP, Diri Duye with the highest
lawful votes and with wide geographical
spread will eventually become the next
governor of Bayelsa.

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