A five-man panel of the apex court presided by Justice Mary Peter-Odili nullified the election of Lyon on the grounds that his deputy, Senator biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo presented false information to INEC in aid of his qualification for the November 16 governorship election in Bayelsa State.
The apex court ordered INEC to issue fresh certificates to the candidates of the party with the next highest votes and with the required constitutional spread of votes in the results of the election, which are the Peoples Democratic Party’s candidates.
As a result of the judgement, PDP’s Diri Douye is set to be inaugurated as Governor of Bayelsa state.
Reacting to the judgement at a media briefing in Abuja, Adams Oshiomhole signalled the party’s intention to challenge the judgment in court.
The party chairman explained that by the judgment, no one will be sworn in as governor in Bayelsa state tomorrow.