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Nigerians Bomb Mary Odili As Supreme Court Sacks APC’s David Lyon

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Nigerians Bomb Mary Odili As Supreme Court Sacks APC's David Lyon

Nigerians have called out Justice Mary Odili, the wife of Peter Odili, following the sacking of David Lyon as Bayelsa Governor-Elect by the Supreme Court of Nigeria.

Naija News had reported earlier that the Supreme Court on Thursday nullified the election of Lyon as Bayelsa State governor-elect, and his running mate Biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo.

Lyon who was to be sworn-in on Friday, February 14, was sacked on Thursday, with the Apex court declaring the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Douye Diri as the authentic winner of the election.

A five-man panel of the Supreme Court led by Justice Mary Odili ordered Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to withdraw the Certificate of Return issued to the All Progressives Congress’ candidates as the winners of the November 16, 2019 governorship election in the state.

Justice Odili asked INEC to issue a fresh certificate to the governorship candidate with the highest votes cast and wide geographical spread in the governorship election held on November 16, 2020.

Naija News understands that the Supreme Court sacked Lyon for presenting a running mate with a fake certificate in the November 16, 2019 governorship election in the state.

Reacting the verdict of the Supreme Court in a statement on his Twitter handle, Atiku Abubakar expressed joy at the apex court’s declaration, saying the ruling is a confirmation of the peoples mandate on Diri and the PDP. He added that he is confident the incoming leader would do well.

Like Atiku, Nigerians took to Twitter to call out Justice Mary Odili, who read the judgment the sacking of APC’s Lyon and the declaration of PDP’s Diri as Bayelsa Governor-Elect.

Naija News captured some of the reactions below…

 



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