12-Hour to His Inauguration, Supreme Court Sacks Bayelsa APC Governor-Elect, Lyon

The Supreme Court on Thursday sacked David Lyon of the All Progressive Congress (APC) as governor-elect of Bayelsa State, barely 24 hours to his inauguration. A five-member panel of the apex court led by Justice Mary Odili nullified the election of Mr Lyon on the grounds that his deputy, Biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo, presented false information to the Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC) in aid of his qualification for the November 16 governorship election in State. The Supreme Court agreed with an earlier ruling of the high court on the matter. The apex court in…

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