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Bayelsa jubilates as Supreme Court nullifies David Lyon’s election [PHOTOS]

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On Thursday, the Supreme Court nullified the election of Bayelsa State governor-elect, David Lyon, and his running mate, Biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo, who were already preparing to be inaugurated on Friday.

 

A five-man panel of the apex court, led by Justice Mary Peter-Odili, ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission to withdraw the Certificate of Return issued to the All Progressives Congress’ candidates who had been declared winners of the November 16, 2019 governorship election in the state.

The apex court ordered INEC to issue fresh certificates to the candidates of the party with the next highest votes and with the required constitutional spread of votes in the results of the election, which are the Peoples Democratic Party’s candidates.

There was wild jubilation in Bayelsa State following the Supreme Court’s nullification of the election of the Bayelsa State governor-elect, Mr David Lyon of the All Progressives Congress.

Members and supporters of the Peoples Democratic Party thronged the Government House drumming, singing and dancing.