Thursday, February 27, 2020

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    Lyon: Supreme court ruling on Bayelsa may be seen as judgement without justice

Lyon: Supreme court ruling on Bayelsa may be seen as judgement without justice

David Lyon, governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the November election in Bayelsa state, says the supreme court ruling on the exercise may be seen as judgement without justice. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had declared him winner of the election but the apex court sacked him on the grounds that his running mate presented forged document [...]

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    Supreme court upholds its judgment sacking David Lyon

Supreme court upholds its judgment sacking David Lyon

The supreme court has struck out the application of the All Progressive Congress (APC) seeking a reversal of the judgment which sacked David Lyon as winner of the Bayelsa governorship election. The apex court held that the application constitutes a gross abuse of judicial process. On February 13, the supreme court affirmed the verdict of a federal high court which disqualified Biobarakuma [...]

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    Falana on Bayelsa: Pre-election matters can’t be determined after the poll

Falana on Bayelsa: Pre-election matters can’t be determined after the poll

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, says going by the law, pre-election matters should not be determined by the courts after the poll has been conducted. The lawyer said this while reacting to the supreme court's sack of David Lyon, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the November governorship election in Bayelsa, as governor-elect. On February 14, the apex court sacked Lyon [...]

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    Court orders DSS to investigate ‘fake’ NYSC certificate of Bayelsa deputy governor

Court orders DSS to investigate ‘fake’ NYSC certificate of Bayelsa deputy governor

An area court in Lugbe, Abuja, has ordered the Department of State Services (DSS) to investigate Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo, deputy governor of Bayelsa state, for alleged forgery of his National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) certificate. The supreme court had voided the victory of David Lyon, governorship candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in the November election, on the grounds that Biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo, [...]

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    APC asks supreme court to review Bayelsa judgment

APC asks supreme court to review Bayelsa judgment

The All Progressive Congress (APC) has filed an application before the supreme court, seeking reversal of the judgment which sacked David Lyon as winner of the Bayelsa governorship election. Exactly a week ago, the apex court affirmed the verdict of a federal high court which disqualified Biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo, Lyon’s running mate, for submitting forged credentials to the Independent National Electoral Commission [...]

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    ‘Don’t blame my running mate’ — Lyon speaks on s’court judgement

‘Don’t blame my running mate’ — Lyon speaks on s’court judgement

David Lyon, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the November governorship election in Bayelsa state, has asked people not to blame Biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo, his running mate, for his removal.  Although Lyon was declared winner of the election, the supreme court sacked him on the grounds that his running mate presented forged documents to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Twenty-four hours later, [...]

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    David Lyon: The governor that was not to be

David Lyon: The governor that was not to be

BY OYINDAMOLA OLOFINLUA Preparations were already in top gear for the D-day, as countdown intensified for the inauguration of David Lyon as the 5th democratically elected governor of Bayelsa state. Guest list – checked. In fact, President Buhari was billed to attend. Aso ebi – bought. Dance steps – practised. Speech – rehearsed. Newspaper adverts – signed, sealed and almost delivered. [...]

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    The Bayelsa bombshell

The Bayelsa bombshell

The Supreme Court has been adding a lot of spice to our politics in recent times, but I did not see the Bayelsa bombshell coming. Less than 24 hours to the swearing-in of APC’s David Lyon as the governor, the court nullified his election because of the credentials of Senator Biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo, the deputy governor-elect. The two-time senator was accused [...]

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    ‘Let’s look inwards’ — Keyamo blames APC for Bayelsa loss

‘Let’s look inwards’ — Keyamo blames APC for Bayelsa loss

Festus Keyamo, minister of state for labour and employment, has asked the All Progressives Congress (APC) to look inwards over the loss of some states to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). In 2019, the ruling party lost Zamfara and Rivers to the PDP due to internal crisis. In the case of Zamfara, the APC contested and won elections but the supreme court [...]

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    FULL TEXT: The supreme court judgment that sacked Lyon as Bayelsa governor-elect

FULL TEXT: The supreme court judgment that sacked Lyon as Bayelsa governor-elect

Just 24 hours before his inauguration as governor of Bayelsa state, the supreme court nullified the election of David Lyon, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) who was declared winner of the governorship election in the state in November 2019. Lyon was expected to take over the leadership of the state from Seriake Dickson, the incumbent, whose tenure expires on [...]

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    ‘No Lyon, no governor’ — APC supporters protest s’court judgment in Bayelsa

‘No Lyon, no governor’ — APC supporters protest s’court judgment in Bayelsa

Supporters of the All Progressives Congress (APC) are currently protesting in Bayelsa state over the supreme court judgment sacking the party's elected governorship candidate. The APC supporters took to the streets of Yenagoa, the state capital, on Friday morning, calling for the reinstatement of David Lyon as  governor. At its sitting on Thursday, the supreme court nullified the election of Lyon -- [...]

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    ‘PDP members who abandoned us should return’ — Diri reacts to s’court victory

‘PDP members who abandoned us should return’ — Diri reacts to s’court victory

Duoye Diri, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the November 16 Bayelsa governorship election, has waved the olive branch to former members of his party who defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC). Diri, who is expected to be sworn in as governor of the state, made the comment following the supreme court sack of David Lyon, his APC rival. According [...]

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    ‘It’s no longer about winning, swearing-in’ — Davido reacts to s’court judgement on Lyon

‘It’s no longer about winning, swearing-in’ — Davido reacts to s’court judgement on Lyon

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    ‘Nigerians are behind you’ — Atiku hails supreme court over sack of Lyon

‘Nigerians are behind you’ — Atiku hails supreme court over sack of Lyon

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 election, has expressed satisfaction with the supreme court judgement that sacked David Lyon as governor-elect of Bayelsa state. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had declared Lyon winner of the November governorship election. But on Thursday, a panel of judges led by Mary Odili ordered INEC to withdraw the [...]

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    PHOTOS: How David Lyon prepared for inauguration that never was

PHOTOS: How David Lyon prepared for inauguration that never was

David Lyon was already getting ready to take up the mantle of leadership in Bayelsa state when he was axed by the supreme court. At its sitting on Thursday, the apex court nullified the election of the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate on the grounds that Biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo, his running mate, forged his credentials. The court affirmed the decision of a federal [...]

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    Supreme court strikes out appeal against Lyon’s candidature

Supreme court strikes out appeal against Lyon’s candidature

The supreme court has affirmed David Lyon, Bayelsa governor-elect, as the authentic governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress. A five-man panel of justices dismissed the appeal filed by Heineken Lokpobiri, who contested against Lyon in the APC Bayelsa governorship primary election, for being filed out of time. Lokpobiri, who was a minister of state for agriculture, had filed the appeal against [...]

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