The Oasis Reporters
February 14, 2020
While Bayelsa State governor-elect, David Lyon (before noon today) was at a rehearsal for his swearing-in, Nigeria’s Supreme Court sacked him because his deputy in the election had forged his school certificate .
Dressed in a multi-coloured shirt and flanked by military personnel, Lyon was seen in pictures having his pre-swearing-in exercise on the parade ground.
Lyon was seen in all-smiles waving at supporters who cheered him and quite unknown to him, a forged certificate was to be his Achilles heel and both of them remained disqualified.
The Supreme Court for that reason of certificate forgery in a riverine State with more self proclaimed militant Generals that never attended military academies, sacked the governor-elect of Bayelsa State, David Lyon, and his deputy, Biobarakuma Degi-Eremieoyo.
In a unanimous judgment delivered by Justice Ejembi Ekwo, on Thursday, February 13, 2020, the court ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to withdraw the Certificate of Return issued to Mr. Lyon.
The Apex Court also ordered a fresh certificate be issued to the governorship candidate with the highest votes cast and wide geographical spread in the governorship election held on November 16, 2020.
Mr. Lyon was sacked for presenting a running mate with a fake certificate in the said election.
With this judgment just delivered, TVC reported, the governorship candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, Diri Duoye with the highest lawful votes and with wide geographical spread will eventually become the next governor of Bayelsa tomorrow, February 14, 2020.
The outgoing governor, Seriake Dickson had vacated Government House in Yenagoa the previous day to boos and anger of citizens who insulted him to no end for letting the PDP lose due to what they said was his bad politics. But it seems he has the last laugh now. He can now practice how to be a kingmaker. He backed the PDP Candidate.