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BREAKING: SUPREME COURT SACKS DAVID LYON OVER FAKE CERTIFICATE; DECLARES DUOYE OF PDP GOVERNOR-ELECT BAYELSA GOVERNOR-ELECT

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Joseph Omoniyi

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Just barely 24 hours before his supposed inauguration, David Lyon has been ousted as the governor-elect of Bayelsa.

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delivering the judgment on today, Justice Mary Peter-Odili of the Apex court nullified his election on the ground that his deputy Biobarakuma Degi-Eremieyo presented a false certificate to the Independent Electoral Commission, INEC in the November 16, 2019 governorship elections in the State.

Consequently, the verdict of the apex court five-man panel led by Justice Peter-Odili was that INEC immediately withdraws Lyon’s and his deputy’s certificates of return and issue fresh ones to the candidate of the PDP and his deputy who scored the second highest votes in the election.

The court upheld the November 12, 2019 judgment of the Federal High Court in Abuja which had disqualified Degi-Eremienyo in the election for submitting forged certificates to INEC.

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