APC On Track To Compete In Bayelsa Election
The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja has suspended the judgement of a federal high court which disqualified the Bayelsa All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Saturday’s gubernatorial election.
It will be recalled that a Federal High Court sitting in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital on Thursday, disqualified David Lyon, the APC candidate from participating in the November 16 election.
Earlier on Tuesday, a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja had disqualified the APC deputy governorship candidate, Senator Biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo.
Justice Inyang Ekwo ruled that Senator Degi-Eremienyo presented false information in his CF0001 form submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commissioner (INEC) to contest the election.
However, Naija News has learnt that an Abuja Court of Appeal has suspended the judgement of the federal high court in Abuja which disqualified David Lyon from contesting Saturday’s election.
The Appeal Court ruling follows the steps taken by the APC who headed to the appeal court and the court has now granted a stay of execution pending November 20 when the motion would be heard.
Meanwhile, the APC still has another obstacle to clear in order to participate in Saturday’s election as on Thursday, a federal high court in Yenagoa, Bayelsa capital, annulled the primary which produced Lyon.
The court also ordered INEC not to recognise any aspirant that participated in the primary.
Heineken Lokopobiri, an aspirant, had filed a suit to challenge the emergence of Lyon as the party’s flagbearer.