Lyon was at swearing-in rehearsal when Supreme Court sacked him

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Erstwhile Bayelsa State governor-elect David Lyon was at a rehearsal for his swearing-in when Supreme Court sacked him.

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.

The Supreme Court on Thursday nullified the election of Bayelsa State governor-elect David Lyon and his deputy-elect Biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo, a day before their swearing-in on Friday, February 14.

The court said Degi-Eremienyo, who was Lyon’s running mate in the election, forged the certificate he presented to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

The court ordered INEC to issue a certificate of return to the Peoples Democratic Party’s candidate Senator Douye Diri who came second in the election.


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