Nigerian Supreme Court has upheld the ruling that sacked David Lyon as the governor-elect of Bayelsa State.
Justice Sylvester Ngwuta, who led a seven-man panel of the apex court, after listening to the submissions of the counsels from both parties dismissed the case by APC and David Lyon for lack of merit.
It will be recalled the All Progressives Congress (APC) had approached the apex court for a review of its February 13, 2020 judgment which overturned its victory in the last governorship election in Bayelsa State.
Naija News recalls barely 24 hours to the swearing-in ceremony of David Lyon of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as Bayelsa State governor, the Supreme Court sacked him and his deputy.
Meanwhile, this new development has continued to generate reaction as many supporters of the all progressive party were left in shock and dismay. Here are the reactions of APC followers below.
The PDP chieftains know so well that the Mary Odili's led Judgement was a total fraud. The Supreme Court is only trying to protect its sanctity and reputation.
— Maj Gen Covenant Buhari (@CovenantBuhari) February 26, 2020
This is a cruel and savagely gruesome rape of our Democracy by the Buhari regime. Mad people, the asylum wey go contain una madness still dey heaven, God never release am. Useless opposition.
— Uyndako (@usmanyandandako) February 26, 2020
My Update on the Supreme Court:
Those with reasonable grounds for review:
– PDP in Imo
– APC in Sokoto
– PDP in Kano.
The PDP shouldn’t waste S’court’s time seeking for other reviews.
They’ll attract worse sanctions than the APC – who is to pay the PDP 60m over Bayelsa.
— Sir Ariyo-Dare Atoye (@AriyoAristotle) February 26, 2020
Don't cry when they also Affirm that of Hope Uzodinma of IMO. You guys are just bad losers.
— Mr Okeke Uzoma E Alex (@MrOkekeUzomaEA1) February 26, 2020
However, Naija news recalls that Immediately after the judgment, the immediate past Governor of the State, Seriake Dickson, the incumbent governor, Diri, the state Chairman, PDP, Cleopas Moses and other PDP stalwarts were seen singing worship songs in Dickson’s Abuja residence. Here are some of the celebatory reactions from PDP followers.
Breaking News! The Supreme Court of Nigeria has again affirmed the election of Senator Douye Diri of the @OfficialPDPNig as the authentic governor of Bayelsa state. This is in line with the review of its earlier judgment as requested by the @OfficialAPCNg. Congratulations! pic.twitter.com/IjWZyW7hVR
— Official PDP Nigeria (@OfficialPDPNig) February 26, 2020
Congrats to the governor!but the truth is that he was never the choice of the people.he came to office tru the window with the help of the APC he must now work hard to earn the trust and confidence of bayelsans and hopefully return to office tru the door after this tenure.
— Tony Ejike (@TonyEjike2) February 26, 2020
BREAKING: Supreme Court dismisses APC application for review of Bayelsa Gubernatorial, orders APC Lyon to pay N60m.
Engr. Oshiomhole was present. Lyon's deputy shed tears. pic.twitter.com/mfwtkSALu4
— Ayemojubar (@ayemojubar) February 26, 2020
What were they expecting, this was barely a formality. They is no way the judgment would have been overturned, because it could have set a negative precedence for other cases.
The Supreme Court cannot undermine itself. 🤷
— παrd®🔴🇳🇬 (@nardosylva) February 26, 2020
Oshiomole carried APC and Lyon to go and beg for Bayelsa Governors office at the Supreme Court; they had no argument, no facts, just bambialla ; the judges were furious, and rightly so for time wasted.
— Somto Onuchukwu (@chosensomto) February 26, 2020
As e de sweet us, na so e de pain them, Apc pelle ooo
— Charles Promise (@CharlesPromis12) February 26, 2020
where are this bet9ja Predictors father Mbaka and other PAstor…God is bigger than you , truely Senator Diri is God ordain for Bayelsa state
— Victor da blazer (@Wolenchy02) February 26, 2020
The Supreme Court ruling has proven again that Adams Oshiomhole lacks public administration. That brings the question, where did he school because he does not take patients when issues comes and weighs, he bursts out what ever enter his head.
Party to pay #60m and sit lost!
— @Baketim (@Baketim2) February 26, 2020
Good one. The only case that really needs to be looked into is the one of Imo State, but i know the court won't want to disgrace itself. So, they'll strike it out including the Atiku's case. As far as Tanko is the CJN, no justice will be done.
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