Bayelsa set for Diri’s swearing-in as governorNigeria — The Guardian Nigeria News – Nigeria and World News


Swearing-in for Bayelsa State governor-elect Duoye Diri at Government House, Yenagoa, Bayelsa State

All is set for the swearing-in of the People Democratic Party’s Senator Douye Diri as the governor of Bayelsa State.

The swearing-in is slated for Government House, Yenagoa on Friday.

Diri will succeed the outgoing governor Seriake Dickson after the inauguration.

Diri benefitted from the Supreme Court sacking of erstwhile governor-elect David Lyon on Thursday, February 13.  Lyon was supposed to be sworn in today until he was sacked by the court.

The court said Biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo, who was Lyon’s running mate in the election, forged the certificate he presented to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

The five-man panel of the Supreme Court led by Justice Mary Peter-Odili ordered INEC to withdraw the certificate of return issued to Lyon and present it to Diri.

INEC has issued the certificate of return to Diri and his deputy-elect Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo…

Source: Guardian Newspaper