WE ALWAYS LEARN MAGAZINE has found from a source that, “Senator Douye Diri and His Deputy Sworn in as Bayelsa State Governor. In reaction, Former President, Dr Goodluck Jonathan congratulated him and his Deputy as comfired by SilverBird Television News.”
“The Supreme Court on the 14th day of February, 2020 has nullifies the election of Bayelsa Governor, Sen. David Lyod of the APC declares in favour of Sen. Douye Diri of the PDP. The Indepent National Electoral Commission promises it will be given a fresh Certificate to Sen. Douye Diri as the Supreme Court declared.”
INEC has also declares same this morning dated 14th day of February, 2020.
INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu told journalists that Diri was declared the winner after top officials met on Friday morning to review the results of the election, without the votes of the APC which have been voided by the court.
“The total votes cast after excluding those of the APC now stand at 146,999. PDP polled 143,172 and scored 25 percent as required by the law,” Yakubu said during the briefing.
Diri’s victory follows Supreme Court verdict which sacked David Lyon, and his Deputy, Biobarakuma Degi-Eremieoyo.
Justice Ejembi Ekwo, who read the lead judgment on Thursday made the orders after disqualifying the APC’s deputy governorship candidate, Degi-Eremienyo, as a candidate in the election for submitting forged certificates to INEC.
The court ruled that Degi-Eremienyo’s disqualification had infected the joint ticket with which he and the governorship candidate, Lyon, ran for and won November 16, 2019.
A five-man panel of the apex court led by Justice Mary Peter-Odili then ordered the INEC to withdraw the Certificate of Return issued to the APC candidate.
Source/ for further view: Channel Television:15/02/2020, SiverBird Television:14/02/2020