There is tight Security in and around the Three Arms in Abuja as the Supreme Court on Tuesday hears an application by the All Progressives Congress (APC) a review of its Feb. 13, judgment disqualifying the party’s candidate in the last governorship election in Bayelsa, David Pereworimin Lyon.
Chief Afe Babalola, SAN, led the team of lawyers for Lyon and deputy.
Also in court is the Governor of Bayelsa State, Sen. Duoye Diri, National Chairman of the APC, comrade Adams Oshiomhole.
The apex court had on February 13 barely 24 hours to the inuaguration of Lyon and his deputy as Governor and Deputy of Bayelsa State, ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to withdraw the certificate of return issued them as winner of the November 16 governorship election in Bayelsa State.
The action of the apex court was predicated on the grounds that the APC deputy governor-elect was not qualified to have participated in the polls on account of supplying false information to INEC to aid his qualification for the election.