Just In: INEC Stops The New Governor Elect Diri From Entering Premises


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The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the Bayelsa governorship election, Douye Diri, who was returned as governor by the judgment of the Supreme Court which disqualified the governor-elect, David Lyon has been denied access into INEC Headquarters where he came to collect his Certificate of Return.

Diri who arrived INEC office about 11:15am was stopped at the gate by stern-looking security operatives.

He was later addressed by a senior INEC official who asked him to go that the Commission will revert back to him at the right time.

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Meanwhile, the Commission is set to brief journalists on its decision.

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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