Bayelsa Election: INEC Declares Diri Governor-Elect

In News 2020-02-14 11:39:02
Bayelsa Election: INEC Declares Diri Governor-Elect
Bayelsa Election: INEC Declares Diri Governor-Elect

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced Senator Duoye Diri as governor-elect of Bayelsa state.

 

The declaration was made in Abuja during a news conference by INEC Chairman Prof. Mahmood Yakubu.

 

In announcing Diri the winner, INEC nullified all the votes won by the APC's David Lyon. 

 

On Thursday, the Supreme Court upheld the ruling of the Federal High Court, Abuja which found the APC candidate guilty of forgery and nullified the election. 

 

It ordered INEC to withdraw its Certificate of Return and hand it over to the candidate with the next highest vote and required constitutional spread of vote.