Why No One Will Be Sworn In As Bayelsa Governor Friday — Oshiomhole

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The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole has condemned the Supreme Court’s judgment which sacked David Lyon, APC Governor-elect.

In a unanimous judgement on Thursday, Justice Mary Odilli annulled the party’s victory in Bayelsa State.

A five man panel held that Lyon’s deputy, Degi-Eremieoyo presented a forged certificate to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

But, Oshiomhole speaking at a media briefing in Abuja, on Thursday, said the party will challenge the judgment in court.

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He said no one will be sworn in as governor in Bayelsa on Friday because David Lyon is the only candidate who has the constitutional spread to be sworn in as governor.

“No other candidate has the constitutional spread to be sworn in as governor; the judgement lacks fruit of justice.

“Our lawyers are already studying the judgment to take the necessary legal action,” Oshiomhole said.

NB: The election results as declared by INEC on November 18 2019.

Nigerians are waiting patiently for INEC’s verdicts and pronouncement on issues of spread and constitutional requirements.

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'Dotun Akintomide's journalism works intersect business, environment, politics and developmental issues. Among a number of local and international publications, his work has appeared in the New York Times. He's a winner of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Award. Currently, the Online Editor at The New Diplomat, Akintomide has produced reports that uniquely spoke to Nigeria's experience on Climate Change issues. When Akintomide is not writing, volunteering or working on a media project, you can find him seeing beautiful sites like the sandy beaches that bedecked the Lagos coastline.

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