Supreme Court Nullifies Bayelsa Governor-elect, David Lyon


Less than 24 hours to his inauguration as Governor of Bayelsa State,  the Supreme Court has sacked Mr David Lyon , candidate of the APC as Governor-elect of Bayelsa State.

A five man panel of the apex court presided over Justice Mary Peter-Odili nullified the election of Lyon on the grounds that his deputy, Senator biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo, forged his certificate for  the November 16 governorship election in the state.

The apex court in the judgment delivered by Justice Ejembi Eko consequently ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC to withdraw the certificate of Return issued to Lyon and Degi-Eremienyo.

He also ordered that INEC immediately declare the party with the highest number of lawful votes and geographical spread.

With the judgment of the apex court, candidate of the PDP, Senator Diri Duoye,  will now be sworn in as  Governor of Bayelsa State.