BREAKING: Bayelsa: Supreme Court Strikes Out APC Appeal

The Supreme Court has struck out the appeal filed by the All Progressives Congress, APC, for the review of the Bayelsa Governorship election.

The Court in its ruling said the appeal lacked merit and as a result struck out.
The seven-member panel of the court which heard the application was led by Justice Sylvester Ngwuta.

Recall that the apex court had in its February 13, 2020 judgement, voided the participation of the APC’s candidates in the election on the grounds that its deputy governorship candidate, Biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo, submitted forged documents to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) about his education credentials.

The court therefore disqualified Degi-Eremienyo saying that his disqualification had infected the election of David Lyon.

The APC candidates were represented by Afe Babalola (SAN), while Wole Olanipekun (SAN), led Lateef Fagbemi (SAN) for the APC.

Babalola and Olanipekun urged the court to grant the two applications they filed praying the court to review a portion of the judgment where it voided Lyon’s participation in the election.

Tayo Oyetibo (SAN), Yunus Usman (SAN) and Chris Uche (SAN), who represented the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidates in the election, prayed the court to reject the applications.