- PDP has expressed happiness over the verdict of the Supreme Court on Bayelsa governorship tussle
- The apex court had on Thursday, February 13, sacked the state governor-elect, David Lyon
- According to the report, while some were dancing, others removed APC flags in the government House premises
The judgement of the Supreme Court that sacked the former Bayelsa state governor-elect, David Lyon, on Thursday, February 13, has brought mixed feelings to the people of the state.
Channels TV reports that members of the People Democratic Party (PDP) in the state burst into wild jubilation at Government House in Yenagoa following the apex court's judgement which sacked the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Legit.ng gathered that the jubilant PDP members stormed the Government House in excitement and burst into songs of praises.
It was reported that while some were dancing, others removed APC flags in the government House premises.
A five-man panel of the apex court, led by Justice Mary Peter-Odili had earlier on Thursday, February 13, ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to withdraw the certificate of return issued to the APC candidate who had been declared the winner of the November 16, 2019 governorship election in the state.
Justice Ejembi Ekwo, who read the lead judgment made the orders after disqualifying the APC’s deputy governorship candidate, Degi-Eremienyo, as a candidate in the election.
The court upheld the November 12, 2019 judgment of the Federal High Court in Abuja which had disqualified Degi-Eremienyo in the election for submitting forged certificates to INEC.
The court ruled that Degi-Eremienyo’s disqualification had infected the joint ticket with which he and the governorship candidate, Lyon, ran for and won November 16, 2019.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the national chairman of the APC, Adams Oshiomhole, vowed that the gubernatorial candidate of the PDP, Douye Diri would never be sworn in as Bayelsa governor.
Also, the presidential candidate of the PDP during the 2019 general election, Atiku Abubakar, reacted to the Supreme Court's judgement that sacked Lyon as governor-elect.
Atiku said he was happy that the candidate of PDP in the election, Douye Diri, was declared the duly elected governor of the state.
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