Bayelsa: INEC issues statement of compliance with Supreme court Verdict

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INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has agreed to comply with the directive of the supreme court verdict nullifying the election victory of David Lyon.

It would be recalled that the presiding Justice in her ruling asked on the electoral body to withdraw the certificate of return issued to David Lyon upon the nullification of his election victory.

According to Daily Trust, INEC National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee (IVEC), Festus Okoye said the commission will do its due dilligence to ascertain the political party that came second after Lyon in the Nov 16 Bayelsa gubernatorial poll.

“The Supreme Court has directed the commission to issue the Certificate of Return (CoR) to the political party that placed second in the Bayelsa governorship election and which also has the geographical spread in the election.

“So, what the commission would do is to go back to its Operation Department and make a determination on which political party came second in the election and which political party got the geographical spread in the election.

“Based on that, we would carry out the judgement of the Supreme Court. We would do that when we get the judgement of the Supreme Court, so that we would know clearly what the Supreme Court want us to do and we would carry it out,”

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