Bayelsa: Falana Says Supreme Court Is Wrong, Lacks Jurisdiction

A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Femi Falana, has reacted to the judgment of the Supreme Court on the governorship election in Bayelsa State.

In an exclusive with Channels Television, he said the apex court made a mistake when it treated a pre-election matter as a post-election case. Continue reading “Bayelsa: Falana Says Supreme Court Is Wrong, Lacks Jurisdiction”

Bayelsa: INEC declares PDP candidate winner

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Senator Duoye Diri as Governor-elect of Bayelsa state.

This was the outcome of a closed-door meeting by INEC top executives.The Supreme Court sacked Chief David Lyon of the All Progressives Congress(APC) Continue reading “Bayelsa: INEC declares PDP candidate winner”

Supreme Court nullifies Bayelsa governor-elect’s election, declares PDP winner

By Ade Adesomoju, Abuja

The Supreme Court on Thursday nullified the election of Bayelsa State governor-elect, David Lyon and his running mate, Biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo, who were already preparing to be inaugurated into office.

A five-man panel of the apex court led by Justice Mary Peter-Odili ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission to withdraw the Certificate of Return issued to the All Progressives Congress’ candidates as the winners of the November 16, 2019 governorship election in the state. Continue reading “Supreme Court nullifies Bayelsa governor-elect’s election, declares PDP winner”