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Court Disqualifies APC’s Deputy Gov Candidate in Bayelsa


There seem to be a setback for the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the November 16, 2019 governorship election in Bayelsa State, as the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja on Tuesday, disqualified the deputy governorship candidate of the party, Senator Biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo, over false information in his CF0001 form submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commissioner (INEC) to contest the election.
According to Tribune, Justice Inyang Ekwo, in a judgment, said he found no nexus in the name on his school-leaving certificate, first degree (BA), Master’s and the affidavits he sworn to the correct his name.

The judge held that all his documents bore different names and he, consequently disqualified him on the ground that he provided false information to the electoral body to stand for the election.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had sued the Bayelsa APC governorship candidate, David Lyon, Degi-Eremienyo and INEC, seeking the disqualification of Degi-Eremienyo.
The court granted the prayer as canvassed.

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