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APC Files Application At Supreme Court To Reverse Verdict Sacking David Lyon


The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has approached the Supreme Court with an application seek a reversal of an earlier judgment of the apex court which quashed the mandate of its Governorship Candidate in Bayelsa State which was awaiting swearing in.

In an application filed on Thursday by its team of lawyers led by a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Wole Olanipekun (SAN), the party sought a review of the judgement.

It also asked the apex court to set aside the “wrong” interpretation given to its judgment of February 13, 2020, and the subsequent execution by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

According to the APC, the Supreme Court, in its judgment, misinterpreted the November 12, 2019 judgment of the Federal High Court in Abuja which the apex court affirmed.

It argued that the Supreme Court acted without jurisdiction and denied it the party a fair hearing when it proceeded to disqualify its governorship candidate.

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The APC reminded the Supreme Court that the Federal High Court judgment delivered by Justice Inyang Ekwo which the apex court affirmed refused the plaintiffs’ prayer to disqualify Lyon.

It also faulted the interpretation given to the Supreme Court judgment by INEC in deciding to issue certificates of return to the candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the election.

A hearing date is yet to be fixed for the review.