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Protests In Bayelsa Following Supreme Court's Judgement

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Olusegun Akinleye

Akinleye Olusegun is a writer, social critic and a campaigner for good governance. 

 

Protests have broken out in some parts of Yenagoa, Bayelsa State capital, following the Supreme Court’s judgement that stopped the inauguration of Chief David Lyon as the governor of the state.

The Supreme Court had on Thursday nullified the election victory of Lyon following the November 12, 2019 judgment of the Federal High Court in Abuja which had disqualified APC’s deputy governorship candidate, Degi-Eremienyo in the election for submitting forged certificates to Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

The protests that started Thursday night after the judgement escalated Friday morning.

Major roads have been blocked as protesters insist that no handover of power would be conducted in the state without David Lyon.

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, reacting to the Supreme Court verdict had said that “nobody would be sworn in as governor of the state on Friday (Today)”, a statement the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) described as “unguarded”.

 

 

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