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Just in: PDP reclaims Bayelsa as supreme court remove Lyon, declares Diri winner – The Liberator 

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By Binebai Princewill

The Supreme Court has sacked the governor-elect of Bayelsa State, Chief David Lyon, and his Deputy, Biobarakuma Degi-Eremieoyo.
In a unanimous judgment delivered by Justice Ejembi Ekwo, the court ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to withdraw the Certificate of Return issued to Mr Lyon.
The Apex Court also ordered that a fresh certificate be issued to the governorship candidate with the highest votes cast and wide geographical spread in the governorship election held on November 16, 2020.
Mr Lyon was sacked for presenting a running mate with a fake certificate in the said election.
With this judgment just delivered, the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Diri Douye with the highest lawful votes and with wide geographical spread will eventually become the next governor of Bayelsa.

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