Confusion in Bayelsa as S-Court sacks gov-elect, Lyon


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By Clifford Ndujihe, Samuel Oyadongha, Ikechukwu Nnochiri, Emem Idio, Dirisu Yakubu & Omeiza Ajayi

Barely 24 hours to inauguration, the Supreme Court, yesterday, sacked the Governor-elect of Bayelsa State, David Lyon, and his Deputy, Biobarakuma Degi-Eremieoyo.

The duo ran on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC.

The apex court, in a unanimous decision by a five-man panel of justices led by Justice Mary Odili, nullified their election on the ground that Degi-Eremienyo presented false information to the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, in aid of his qualification for the Bayelsa…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper