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Supreme Court rejects Lyon, APC’s lawsuit

The Supreme Court has upheld its decision on Bayelsa election which removed David Lyon as Governor-elect and reconfirmed Douye Diri as the winner.

According to Justice Amina Augie who read the judgment, the application lacks merit, adding that the decisions of the court are final.

She added that the applicants failed to point out errors, stating that the judgment is final for all ages.

The Supreme Court judge said the judgment is final in the ‘real sense’ and no court on earth can review the judgment.

The applicants specifically asked the Supreme Court to set aside the “wrong” interpretation given to its judgment of February 13, 2020, and the subsequent execution by INEC.

Among others, APC is contending that the Supreme Court, in its judgment, misinterpreted the November 12, 2019 judgment of the Federal High Court, Abuja which it affirmed.

The party argued that the Supreme Court acted without jurisdiction and denied it fair hearing when it proceeded to disqualify its governorship candidate even though the Federal High Court, in the judgment by Justice Inyang Ekwo, which the apex court affirmed, refused the prayer to disqualify Lyon.

APC also faulted the interpretation given to the Supreme Court judgment by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in deciding to issue a certificate of return to the candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Governor Douye Diri of Bayelsa, All Progressives Congress Chairman Adams Oshiomhole, supporters of the parties in the dispute and others were in court.

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