BREAKING | UPDATE!  APC Loses Bayelsa with N10m Fine as Supreme Court Affirms Election of PDP’s Douye Diri 






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*Upholds judgement sacking Lyon, APC 

By Ndubuisi Michaels 

The Supreme Court on Wednesday affirmed the election of Senator Douye Diri as duly elected governor of Bayelsa State.

The court also upheld its February 13 judgement that sacked David Lyon of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as Bayelsa State Governor-elect.

According to Justice Amina Augie who read the judgment, the application lacks merit, adding that the decisions of the court are final.
She added that the applicants failed to point out errors, stating that the judgment is final for all ages.
The apex court judge said the judgment is final in the ‘real sense’ and no court on earth can review the judgment.
“There must be an end to litigation even if we review this judgment, every disaffected litigant will bring similar applications and the finality of Supreme Court judgments will be lost.”
She added that the applications are frivolous and vexatious, and awarded the cost of N10 million against the applicants to be personally paid by their counsel.

It will be recalled that there was tight security in and around the Three Arms Zone in Abuja as the Supreme Court on Tuesday hears an application by the All Progressives Congress (APC) to review 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, Senator Duoye Diri, National Chairman of the APC, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole.

(Channels TV)
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