Breaking: INEC chiefs in closed door meeting over Bayelsa

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INEC chioefs in closed door meedin on bayelsa verdict

The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Mahmood Yakubu and some National Commissioners are currently in a closed door meeting at the Commission’s Headquarters in Abuja.

Although there has not been any official statement to why they are meeting, The Nation gathered that it was to further study the Supreme Court judgment which sacked the Bayelsa Governor-elect, David Lyon.

INEC National Commissioner and Chairman Information and Voters Education Committee, Festus Okoye on Thursday, said the Commission was studying the judgment.

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The Supreme Court on Thursday nullified the election of Bayelsa State governor-elect, David Lyon, and his running mate, Biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo.

Barely 24 hours to his inauguration the Supreme Court has sacked Mr David Lyon as Governor-Elect of Bayelsa State.

A five man panel of the apex court presided by Justice Mary Peter-Odili nullified the election of Lyon on the grounds that his deputy, Senator biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo presented false information to INEC in aid of his qualification for the November 16 governorship election in Bayelsa 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.

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Justice Eko 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, Diri Duoye will now be inaugurated as governor of Bayelsa State.

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