INEC Says It Will Obey Supreme Court Order On Bayelsa

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Thursday has said it would obey the judgment of the Supreme Court directing it to withdraw the Certificate of Return it issued the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress APC in Bayelsa State, Chief David Lyon.

“I am not sure the Commission has been served with the judgment of the Supreme Court yet. I will keep you posted”, Chief Press Secretary to the INEC Chairman, Mr Rotimi Oyekanmi said.

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INEC National Commissioner and Chairman of its Information and Voter Education Committee, Barr. Festus Okoye said the commission would check its record to see which party came second in the election with a view to issuing its candidate a Certificate of Return.

He said INEC would carry out the judgement of the Supreme Court.

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“We would do that when we get the judgement of the Supreme Court so that we would know clearly what the Supreme Court want us to do and we would carry it out”, he said.

The Supreme Court had on Thursday, sacked the governor-elect of Bayelsa State, David Lyon and his Deputy, Biobarakuma Degi-Eremieoyo over a forged certificate presented to the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC by the Deputy.

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