For Presenting Running Mate with Forged Certificates, Supreme Court Disqualify Bayelsa Governor Elect

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Following the declaration of the Federal High Court in Abuja that the Deputy Gubernatorial Candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo for the Bayelsa State Governorship election submitted forged certificates, the Supreme Court of Nigeria on Thursday nullified the election of the APC Candidates, Sir David Lyon and his running mate.

The apex court also ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to withdraw the certificate of return issued to David Lyon and issue fresh certificate to the candidate of Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) Sen. Douye Diri.

The judgment read by Justice Ejembi Ekwo upheld that the disqualification of Biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo had infected the joint ticket which he and the governorship candidate David Lyon ran for and won the November 2019 election

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