Bayelsa: Tension as S/Court stands down to reconvene for judgement



Supreme Court, which is hearing review application filed by sacked Bayelsa governor-elect, Mr David Lyon and the All Progressives Congress (APC), has stand reconvene, deliver judgment the matter.

Arguing on behalf of Lyon and APC, earlier, Afe Babalola SAN and Wole Olanipekun SAN, respectively prayed court review and set aside judgment of February 13, which voided election of their client.

ChannelsTV reported Babalola as positing that apex court should have delivered judgement against Lyon on February 13, because there was no of action at that time.

Olanipekun argued that the Supreme Court could give consequential on a relief that was granted by a trial court except due human error.

On his part, counsel to the (PDP), Mr Tayo Oyetibo SAN, argued that APC and Lyon’ application was dangerous invitation to the Supreme Court to violate section 285 of the 1999 constitution, for the court to sit on appeal over its own matter.

“When Supreme Court gives judgment, it is deemed correct. It has never happened the history of Supreme Court to reverse itself, its judgment is final and finality. And whatever Supreme Court the interpretation of the law is the law”.

After their submissions, Justice Sylvester Ngwuta, who led a seven panel, announced that the court would arise and reconvene later.