- Supreme Court has dismissed an application to review its judgment on the Bayelsa governorship ruling
- The apex court judge held that the application lacked merit and the applicant couldn't point out any mistake
- The judge ordered lawyers to the APC and its candidate to pay the three respondents the sum of N10m each
The Supreme Court has dismissed the All Progressives Congress (APC) application for the review of its judgment that sacked the party's Bayelsa governorship candidate, David Lyon, and deputy, Senator Biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo.
In the ruling read by Justice Amina Augie on Wednesday, February 26, the judge noted that the application lacked merit and added that the ruling of the apex court is final for all ages. She also described the applications as frivolous and vexatious.
Justice Augie went on to state that the applicants failed to point out errors and ordered that the counsels of the APC and Lyon personally pay the Bayelsa state governor, Douye Diri, his deputy Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo, and the PDP the sum of N10 million each.
The judge said: “There must be an end to litigation even if we review this judgment, every disaffected litigant will bring similar applications and the finality of Supreme Court judgments will be lost.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that just before he was sworn in as governor of Bayelsa, David Lyon of the APC lost his bid to occupy the number one seat in the state, no thanks to the Supreme Court verdict that nullified his election.
It came as a surprise when the governor-elect was sacked by the apex judicial body. Lyon was already warming up for his swearing-in which was scheduled for Friday, February 14, when the news came in.
In a related development, the governor of Bayelsa has appointed four principal officers into his cabinet a week after being sworn into office. Daniel Alabrah, the governor’s acting chief press secretary, announced this in a statement on Thursday, February 20.
He said the governor appointed Friday Benson, a former speaker of the state House of Assembly, as secretary to the state government, while Irorodamie Komonibo will serve as principal secretary.
Benson Agadaga was announced as the governor’s chief of staff, while Peter Akpe was appointed as his deputy. According to the statement, the appointments are with immediate effect.
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