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    Date: Tuesday, 25th February 2020

Supreme court sacks Bayelsa Governor-elect barely 24 hours to inauguration

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Barely 24 hours to the inuaguration of governor elect David Lyon of Bayelsa State, five justices of the Supreme Court presided over by JusticeMary Peter-Odili nullified the election of mister Lyon on the grounds that his deputy, Senator biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo provided false information to INEC.

In a judgment delivered by Justice Ejembi Eko, the apex court ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission to withdraw the certificate of Return issued to The governor elect and his deputy.

With this decision, INEC has been ordered to declare the party with the highest number of lawful votes and geographical spread as winner.

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