UPDATES: Supreme Court hears application for review of judgment sacking Lyon

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The Supreme Court is currently hearing the application for review of the judgment which sacked the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bayelsa state, David Lyon and his deputy, Senator Biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo.

The APC is seeking a reversal of the judgment which disqualified its candidate David Lyon in the last governorship election in Bayelsa State. Representing Mr Lyon and Degi-Eremienyo is Afe Babalola, who argued that the apex court has the power to set aside its earlier judgment.

He insisted that the application is not for a review of the judgment but to set aside the judgment sacking the governorship candidate of the APC having overwhelmingly won the election. Mr Babalola added that the judgment of the court delivered on February 13, amounts to a denial of fair hearing.

Justice Sylvester Ngwuta is presiding and is being assisted by six other judges.

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