Bayelsa governorship: Court orders substituted service on APC candidate

Bayelsa governorship: Court orders substituted service on APC candidate

- A court has ordered substituted service on APC candidate for the Bayelsa governorship election

- According to the court, David Lyon and other respondents are running away from being served

- The judge ordered that the service should be done by pasting the document on the wall since the respondents were running away from being served

Ahead of the Bayelsa state governorship election, a Federal High Court sitting in Yenagoa, Bayelsa state, has ordered substituted service on the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, David Lyon.

Also, the court ordered a substitute service on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the November 16 governorship election.

Senator Heineken Lokpobiri, an aspirant in the party’s September 4 primary election had challenged the the APC primary that led to the emergence of Lyon, Channels TV reports.

Justice Iyang in her ruling granted the exparte motion for substituted service and three other reliefs sought by Lokpobiri.

She said the respondents were running away from being served as a result of that, the service should be done by pasting the document on the wall.

According to her, Lyon should be served by pasting the service on the campaign secretariat along Isaac Boro Expressway, while INEC’s copy should be pasted on its secretariat along Swali Road.

Recall that Legit.ng had reported that Lokpobiri rejected the results of the APC's primary election in Bayelsa.

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He said he and his supporters did not take part in any primaries that led to the emergence of his rival, Lyon, as the party's flag bearer.

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