Bayelsa APC youths blame party for imposing candidate with forged certificates
The Bayelsa All Progressives Congress (APC) Youths Vanguard for Real Change has said the party leadership led by Adams Oshiomhole is to blame for foisting a candidate with forged credentials on the state chapter of the party.
Bayelsa burns, Diri takes reign
From the jaws of celebration, Bayelsans would seem to have snatched a crisis. Rage and fury, yesterday, enveloped Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital, as thousands of All Progressives Congress (APC)
Bayelsa set for Diri's swearing-in as governor
All is set for the swearing-in of the People Democratic Party's Senator Douye Diri as the governor of Bayelsa State. The swearing-in is slated for Government House, Yenagoa on Friday. Diri will succeed the outgoing governor Seriake Dickson after the inauguration. Diri benefitted from the Supreme Court sacking of erstwhile governor-elect David Lyon on Thursday,…
INEC declares PDP's Diri Bayelsa governor-elect
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Friday declared the candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Douye Diri, as governor-elect of Bayelsa State. INEC chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu made the declaration at a press conference held at commission's headquarters on Friday Diri came second in the November 16, 2019 governorship election in the state,…
Lyon: The man who saw the ‘Promise Land’
Governor-elect, Chief David Lyon’s hope of becoming the fifth elected governor of Bayelsa State, on Friday, 14 February 2020, has been dashed just hours to his historic inauguration.
Lawyers differ on Supreme Court’s ouster of Lyon
Reactions have continued to trail yesterda’s judgement of the Supreme Court that sacked the All Progressives Congress (APC) Governor-elect in the November 16,2019 gubernatorial election in Bayelsa State.
Lyon was at swearing-in rehearsal when Supreme Court sacked him
Erstwhile Bayelsa State governor-elect David Lyon was at a rehearsal for his swearing-in when Supreme Court sacked him. Dressed in a multi-coloured shirt and flanked by military personnel, Lyon was seen in pictures having his pre-swearing-in exercise on the parade ground. Lyon was seen in all-smiles waving at supporters who cheered him. The Supreme Court…
Supreme Court sacks Bayelsa governor-elect Lyon
The Supreme Court on Thursday nullified the election of Bayelsa State governor-elect David Lyon and his deputy-elect Biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo. The court sacked Lyon for contesting the election on a joint ticket with Degi-Eremienyo, whom it said forged the certificate he presented to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Federal High Court in Abuja had earlier…
Supreme Court dismisses Lokpobiri’s appeal, affirms Lyon APC candidate
The Supreme Court yesterday dismissed the appeal filed by former Minister of State for Agriculture, Heineken Lokpobiri, against the candidacy of Bayelsa State Governor-elect
Supreme Court affirms Lyon's candidacy for APC in Bayelsa
The Supreme Court on Tuesday affirmed the candidacy of David Lyon as the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bayelsa State. The court dismissed the appeal filed by Senator Heineken Lokpobiri, saying it lacked merit. In a unanimous judgement delivered by Justice Inyang Okoro, the apex court held that the lower court…