Bayelsa Governor-elect: INEC Reacts To Supreme Court Sacking Of Lyon
Nigeria’s electoral body, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), says it has yet to get the Supreme Court order nullifying the election of the Bayelsa State Governor-elect, David Lyon, and his deputy, Biobarakuma Degi-Eremieoyo.
But the commission says it is ready to act on the judgment, according to a report by Vanguard.
Concise News reports that in a unanimous judgment read by Justice Ejembi Ekwo, the apex court ordered INEC to withdraw the Certificate of Return presented to Lyon on 21 November, 2020.
The five-man panel of the apex court, led by Justice Mary Peter-Odili, disqualified the deputy candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Degi-Eremienyo, deemed to have presented fake certificates.
Lyon got 352,552 votes to defeat the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Duoye Diri, who polled 143,172 votes.
Prior to the election, the PDP and its candidate secured a court order disqualifying Lyon’s running mate, Degi-Eremieoyo, from participating in the election, but the Court of Appeal cleared the APC candidate to run.
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