Supreme Court sacks Bayelsa Governor-elect Lyon, hands victory to PDP candidate Duoye

Lyon was the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the election. His victory was also the first time a candidate of the APC would be winning a governorship election in Bayelsa.

In a unanimous judgment delivered by Justice Ejembi Ekwo, the court ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to withdraw the Certificate of Return issued to Mr Lyon who was declared winner of the November 16, 2019 election.

The apex court also ordered a fresh certificate be issued to the governorship candidate with the highest votes cast and wide geographical spread in the governorship election.

This essentially means that the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the election, Diri Duoye, would become the next governor of Bayelsa.


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