Barely 24 hours to the swearing-in ceremony of David Lyon of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as Bayelsa State governor, the Supreme Court has sacked him and his deputy.
It will be recalled as earlier reported by News Nigeria that the apex court on Thursday nullified the election of Bayelsa State governor-elect, David Lyon and his running mate Biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo.
The Apex court also declared the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Douye Diri as the authentic winner of the election.
The apex court, in a unanimous decision by a five-man panel of Justices led by Justice Mary Odili, held that deputy governor-elect, Biobarakuma Degi-Eremieoyo presented a forged certificate to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
This development has attracted several reactions on Twitter. See some reactions:
Confirmed. 100% confirmed: APC has lost Bayelsa via the Supreme Court judgement and PDP’s Senator Duoye Diri is to be sworn in tomorrow.
— Demola Olarewaju (@DemolaRewaju) February 13, 2020
So now y’all believe in the Supreme court again…???.
— waving flag (@Uncle_Ayo_) February 13, 2020
The best place to expect miracles today is the Nigerian Supreme Court.
Visit the supreme court for your long awaited turn around in life
— Idaresit Mbakara a.k.a madamprofessor (@IdMbakara) February 13, 2020
Bayelsa judgement is a compensation to Imo state Supreme Court judgement.
— Omidokun Waheed (@waydee77) February 13, 2020
This is David Lyon , the just sacked Governor elect of Bayelsa state by the Supreme Court .
In these photos , he was rehearsing this morning on how to take the salute during the handover scheduled for Friday .
But he has been sacked .
This life ehn ! pic.twitter.com/tZsRC1hLh5
— ONLINE LAWYER . (ALPHA MALE) (@ZinaSpeaks) February 13, 2020
Judgement was given by Justice Mary Odili, her husband was a former pdp Governor..
According to some arguments as regards Imo, election should be won by ballots not court judgements, is Democracy still in danger or it only applies to when PDP loses?? https://t.co/X5G6NTQsFO
— Y.O. (@yojora) February 13, 2020
The Supreme Court is the not last Hope in Nigeria; we need Supernatural Court.
The Supreme Court corrupt is filled with partisan wives and relatives of political bigwigs. E.g. Justice Mary Odili
The same PDP that boo the Supreme Court are praising them; misguided democracy
— Ijaw Damsel ??♀️ (@Dabobelemabo) February 13, 2020