Confusion as Supreme Court voids Lyon’s victory in Bayelsa

 
Fri Feb 14th, 2020 - Bayelsa
 

A day to the official inauguration of Mr. David Lyon of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as Bayelsa State governor, the Supreme Court yesterday voided his victory at the poll.

In a unanimous judgment delivered by Justice Ejembi Eko, the apex court nullified the nomination and participation of Lyon and his running mate, Biobarakuma Degi-Eriemienyo, in the November 16, 2019 governorship election.

The court held that the running mate to the governor-elect, Degi-Eriemienyo forged a certificate to secure clearance for the APC deputy governorship ticket.

Justice Eko, in the judgment that was delivered in less than one hour, maintained that it was established from the documents submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) that the deputy governor-elect committed perjury by “chameliously and fraudulently using different names as it suits him.”

 
 

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source: Guardian