Supreme Court Dismiss Bayelsa State Governor-Elect’s Election, Declares PDP Winner
The Supreme Court on Thursday nullified the election of Bayelsa State governor-elect, David Lyon, and his running mate, Biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo, who were already preparing to be inaugurated on Friday (tomorrow).
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.
Justice Eko also ordered that INEC immediately declare the party with the highest number of lawful votes and geographical spread.
The apex court upheld the November 12, 2019 judgment of the Federal High Court in Abuja, which had earlier disqualified Degi-Eremienyo.
With the judgment of the apex court, candidate of the PDP, Diri Duoye will now be inaugurated as governor of Bayelsa State.