Official! Diri receives Certificate of Return as Bayelsa State’s Governor-elect

Official! Diri receives Certificate of Return as Bayelsa State’s Governor-elect

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has on Friday, February 14th, officially issued a Certificate of Return to the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Douye Diri after declaring him as the winner of the November 16 governorship election held in Bayelsa State.

Yesterday, the Supreme Court had ruled that APC’s candidate and Governor-elect, David Lyon alongside his deputy, Degi Ereminyo, had their joint ticket and nomination, disqualified, following Ereminyo submitting forged certificates.

A few minutes after INEC’s pronouncement earlier today, Diri and his deputy arrived at the electoral’s body headquarters in Abuja to receive the Certificate of Return after the court asked the Independent National Electoral Commission to withdraw the Certificate of Return issued to Lyon and reissue the same to the next party with the required constitutional spread.

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