Supreme Court affirms David Lyon as Bayelsa APC governorship candidate

David Lyon Bayelsa

The Supreme Court has affirmed Bayelsa State Governor-elect, David Lyon, as the valid candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the governorship election held last November in the state.

Justice Mary Peter-Odili on Tuesday led a five-member panel of the court in the unanimous judgement.

The court also dismissed the appeal filed by Heineken Lokpobiri, who instituted the case seeking to be declared the valid winner of the party’s primaries held on September 4, 2019.

Mr Lokpobiri took his case to the apex court after the Court of Appeal in Port Harcourt on January 11, 2020, ruled that it was filed out of time at the Federal High Court, Yenogoa.

The Federal High Court had in its judgment delivered on November 14, 2019, upheld Lokpobiri’s case and nullified Lyon’s nomination as APC’s candidate.