Bayelsa Governorship: Court to rule on suit challenging APC candidate

The Federal High Court, Yenagoa, is set to deliver it’s judgement this Thursday in a suit challenging the election of David Lyon as the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bayelsa State.

The judgement would be coming two days to the Bayelsa governorship election which holds weekend.

The suit was filed by Heineken Lokpobiri, a former minister of state for agriculture, who was one of the aspirants in the primary.

Mr Lokpobiri, through his lawyer, Fitzgerald Olorogun, is claiming that he, and not Mr Lyon, won the primary, and should, therefore, be declared the authentic governorship candidate of the APC by the court.

The court presided over by Jane Inyang had ordered that the originating summons on Mr Lyon, APC, and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) be pasted on the walls of their offices, following Mr Lokpobiri’s complaint that Mr Lyon was avoiding being served with court papers.

However, Mr Lokpobiri has urged the people of Bayelsa to vote for the APC in the November 16 election, despite his court case against Mr Lyon and the APC.

Recall that a Federal High Court in Abuja on Tuesday had disqualified Mr Lyon’s running mate, Biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo, from participating in the forthcoming election on the grounds that he provided conflicting information on the documents he presented to INEC.

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