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Supreme Court sacks Bayelsa Governor-Elect a day to his swearing in

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The Supreme Court has sacked the governor-elect of Bayelsa State, David Lyon, and his Deputy, Biobarakuma Degi-Eremieoyo, less than 24 hours to their swearing in.

In a unanimous judgment delivered by Justice Ejembi Ekwo, the court ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to withdraw the Certificate of Return issued to Mr Lyon.

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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.

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Mr Lyon was sacked for presenting a running mate with a fake certificate in the said election.

With this judgment, the governorship candidate of PDP, Diri Duoye, will likely become the next governor of Bayelsa.

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