Bayelsa Election: Appeal Court to deliver judgement on disqualification of deputy governor-elect


An Appeal Court in Abuja is about to deliver judgment on an appeal filed by the Deputy Governor-elect of Bayelsa State, Senator Biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo. Degi-Eremienyo is challenging his disqualification by a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja prior to the build-up to the just concluded Bayelsa State governorship election on November 16.

Justice Iyang Ekwo of the Federal High Court in Abuja had on November 12 disqualified the lawmaker for allegedly supplying false information to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as part of the requirement for the governorship poll.

In a judgment, Justice Ekwo said Senator Degi-Eremienyo gave false information in relation to his educational qualifications and went ahead to depose to an affidavit to correct the discrepancies. The judge held that all his documents bore different names.

But today’s ruling is expected to be delivered by the presiding judge, Justice Stephen Adah. He is the presiding judge of the three-man panel.


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