The Supreme Court on Thursday sacked the Bayelsa State governor-elect, David Lyon and his Deputy, Biobarakuma Degi-Eremieoyo of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The Apex Court in a unanimous judgment delivered by Justice Ejembi Ekwo, ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to withdraw the Certificate of Return issued to Lyon.
Also in the judgment, the court ordered a fresh certificate be issued to the governorship candidate with the highest votes cast and wide geographical spread in the governorship election held on November 16, 2019.
David Lyon was sacked for presenting a running mate with a fake certificate in the said election.
The judgment delivered, however, places the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Diri Duoye with the highest lawful votes and with wide geographical spread in position to become the next governor of Bayelsa State.