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Tension, Jubilation In Bayelsa Over Supreme Court Judgment

Yenagoa, capital of Bayelsa State, is currently witnessing a heavy presence of security personnel following Thursday’s ruling of the Supreme Court in Abuja, which nullified the election that produced All Progressive Congress candidate, David Lyon, as governor-elect of the state.

Lyon and his running mate, Biobarakuma Degi-Eremieoyo, were sacked by the apex court, clearing the way for Diri Douye of the Peoples Democratic Party to emerge as new governor-elect of Bayelsa.

In a unanimous judgment delivered by Justice Ejembi Ekwo, the court ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission to withdraw the certificate of return issued to Lyon and hand a fresh one to Duoye after it was discovered that the academic credentials submitted to INEC by Degi-Eremieoyo were forged.

Resident of Yenagoa especially PDP supporters have since been jubilating all across the city following the ruling delivered earlier today.

Douye is expected to be sworn-in as substantive governor of Bayelsa on Friday.

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