APC prays Supreme Court to review judgment, reverse Lyon’s sack


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All Progressives Congress (APC) has approached the Supreme court for a review and reversal of judgment that sacked its candidate David Lyon, Bayelsa Governor-elect.


The legal team led by Chief Wole Olanipekun has filed an application asking the apex court to look into the Feb 13 judgement and revoke its verdict.

APC in its application argued that the supreme court lacked the constitutional rights to disqualify Lyon without giving him a fair hearing.

The application reads in part;

“After reinstating the judgment of the trial court in the judgment of this honourobie court of the 13th February, 2020, in SC.1/2020 Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) & 2 Ors. v. Biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo & 3 ors., this honourable court proceeded to disqualify the governorship candidate of the applicant (Lyon David Pereworimin) despite the fact that the trial High Court refused to grant the reliefs for his disqualification and there was no appeal against same.


“In this honourable court’s judgment of 13th February, 2020, the court erroneously and inadvertently stated that the trial High Court consequentially disqualified the applicant‘s governorship candidate even though the trial court made no such order and when the trial court indeed refused to grant the express orders sought by the plaintiffs therein for his disqualification.”

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