Bayelsa Gov-Elect, Diri To Be Inaugurated Today

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Punch reports that the stage is for the inauguration of the Bayelsa governor-elect, Senator Douye Diri, in Government House, Yenagoa, today (Friday).

Supreme Court yesterday sacked the All Progressives Congress governor-elect in Bayelsa State, David Lyon, and his running mate, Biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo and pronounced the Peoples candidates, Douye Diri and his running mate, Lawrence Ewrujakpor as the winners of the election held in the state.

apex court had found irregularities in the credentials of the ex-APC deputy governor-elect in Bayelsa State, Degi-Eremienyo, and annulled the joint ticket of both Lyon and Degi-Eremienyo.

apex court then ordered INEC to issue fresh certificates to the candidates of the party with the next highest votes and with the required constitutional spread of votes in the results of the election, which is the PDP’s Diri and his deputy governor-elect, Lawrence Ewrudjakpo.

Independent National Electoral Commission Friday morning had issued a Certificate of Return to Diri in compliance with verdict of the Supreme Court.