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How PDP’s Diri Replaced APC’s Lyon In Bayelsa (See Election Results)



The Supreme Court on Thursday nullified the election of Bayelsa State governor-elect, David Lyon and his running mate Biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo.

David Lyon was to be sworn-in today, Friday.

A five-man panel of the Supreme Court led by Justice Mary Peter-Odili ordered 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.

It ruled that the information in Form CF 001 submitted by Degi-Eremieoyo was false.

The lead judgement read by Justice Ejembi Eko upheld the November 12, 2019, Judgement of the Federal High Court in Abuja that disqualified Degi-Eremieoyo from participating in the governorship poll.

The apex court held that since Degi-Eremieoyo shared a joint ticket with the governor-elect, his disqualification invalidated their nomination by the APC.

Justice Peter-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.

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate, Douye Diri, is expected to be announced as the next governor of the state.

See how Diri got 2/3 of the votes below.

Southern Ijaw LGA
APC: 124,803
PDP: 4,898

Nembe LGA
APC: 83,041
PDP: 874

Kolokuma/Opokuma LGA
APC: 8,934
PDP: 15,360

Sagbama LGA
PDP: 60,339
APC: 7,831

Ogbia LGA
PDP: 13,763
APC: 58,016

Yenagoa LGA
APC: 24,607
PDP: 19,184

Ekeremo LGA
APC: 21,489
PDP: 18, 344

Brass LGA
APC: 8,934
PDP: 15,360

The PDP’s Diri polled 25 percent in 6 8 LGAs.

Nembe and Southern Ijaw are the only place the PDP fall under requirement.

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