Hours after the Supreme Court sacked the governor-elect and deputy governor-elect of Bayelsa state, The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that it would give effect to the Supreme Court judgement.
This was revealed by the INEC National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee (IVEC), Festus Okoye. He said that the commission would revert to its Operation Department to determine the party that meet up the Apex Court ruling.
“The Supreme Court has directed the commission to issue the Certificate of Return (CoR) to the political party that placed second in the Bayelsa governorship election and which also has the geographical spread in the election.
“So, what the commission would do is to go back to its Operation Department and make a determination on which political party came second in the election and which political party got the geographical spread in the election.” He said.