Court reverses disqualification of Bayelsa Deputy Governor-elect

An Appeal Court sitting in Abuja has reversed the judgment of a Federal High Court disqualifying the Deputy-Governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo from participating in the Bayelsa State governorship election on November 16.

The judgement is as the result of Senator Degi-Eremienyo, who is now the deputy governor-elect, challenged the High Court verdict that restrained him from taking part in the recently concluded poll.

DAILY POST learnt the judge held that all his documents bore different names.

The three-man panel chaired by Justice Stephen Adah held that the High Court erred in law and in breach of the appellant’s right to a fair hearing.

According to him, the case which was brought under Section 36 of the Electoral Act…

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