The enrolled order of the judgement the Supreme Court which sacked the governor-elect of Bayelsa State, south-south Nigeria, David Lyon, and his Deputy, Biobarakuma Degi-Eremieoyo, has emerged.
News Nigeria had reported earlier that the Supreme Court on Thursday nullified the election of Lyon as Bayelsa State governor-elect, and his running mate Biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo.
Lyon who was to be sworn-in on Friday, February 14, was sacked on Thursday, with the Apex court declaring the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Douye Diri as the authentic winner of the election.
A five-man panel of the Supreme Court led by Justice Mary Odili ordered Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to withdraw the Certificate of Return issued to the All Progressives Congress’ candidates as the winners of the November 16, 2019 governorship election in the state.
Justice Odili asked INEC to issue a fresh certificate to the governorship candidate with the highest votes cast and wide geographical spread in the governorship election held on November 16, 2020.
News Nigeria understands that the Supreme Court sacked Lyon for presenting a running mate with a fake certificate in the November 16, 2019 governorship election in the state.
Hours after the sacking of the APC candidate, the summary of the judgment has emerged, containing the nine major decisions that made up the ruling of the apex court with regards to the Bayelsa governorship election.
See the enrolled order below…