The All Progressive Congress (APC) Youths in Bayelsa State are lamenting bitterly on how the supreme court sacked governor-elect, David Lyon.
Protesting the decision, the youths burnt items on the road on Tombia junction in Bayelsa. Some of the protesters took to major roads in Yenagoa with placards, saying Lyon remains “our choice”.
The protesters, mostly women and the youth, also blocked some of the roads in the state capital.
News Nigeria recalls that Justice Mary Odili-led Supreme Court had on Thursday nullified Lyon’s emergence, ruling that his deputy, Senator Biobarakhma Degi-Eremienyo falsified information presented to INEC.
Lyon was expected to be sworn-in on Friday but the decision leaves many guessing on who would be sworn-in if the inauguration holds as scheduled.
The protesting youths chanted “No David Lyon, No Governor!”
Below are photos from the protest as shared on social media:
Bayelsa Women protest, major roads blocked. David Lyon is the Peoples choice. pic.twitter.com/QC8IK7Cbwe
— Theresa Tekenah (@TheresaTekenah) February 14, 2020
Meanwhile, in a similar development, The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared PDP candidate, Douye Diri as the duly elected Bayelsa State governor.
The New governor-elect, Douye Diri and his deputy has been given a certificate of return
Here is the Electoral body’s tweet as both Douye Diri and his deputy receive their certificate of return
Presentation of Certificate of return to the Governor Elect for Bayelsa State as declared by the Supreme Court. https://t.co/AptmFiL6Y5
— INEC Nigeria (@inecnigeria) February 14, 2020