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APC in trouble: Court disqualifies APC deputy governorship candidate in Bayelsa over false information

The All Progressives Congress (APC) may have lost out in the November 16 governorship election in Bayelsa State. This is as a Federal High Court, 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.

 
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.

 

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He held that all his documents bore different names. He therefore disqualified him on the ground that he provided false information to the electoral umpire 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 prayers as canvassed.
By implication, APC may not field candidate for the this week’s governorship election as window for substitution of candidate has closed.
 
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