JUST IN: S/Court sacks Bayelsa Gov-elect, Lyon

The Supreme Court, on Thursday sacked the -elect of Bayelsa, David Lyon, and his Deputy, Biobarakuma Degi-Eremieoyo.

The apex court sacked Lyon for presenting a running mate with a certificate in the election, held on 16, 2020.

Justice Ejembi Ekwo, delivered the unanimous , ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to withdraw the Certificate of Return issued to Mr Lyon.

Ekwo also ordered that a fresh certificate of return be issued to the candidate with the highest votes cast and wide geographical spread in the election.