Appeal court clears APC to contest Bayelsa election

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APC Bayelsa governorship candidate, Chief David Lyon
APC Bayelsa governorship candidate, Chief David Lyon

A Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja has cleared the All Progressives Congress (APC) to participate in Saturday’s Governorship Election in Bayelsa State.

The appellate court also cleared the APC Deputy Governorship candidate, Senator Biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo for the November 16 election.

This followed Thursday’s stay of execution granted by the Appeal Court on a November 12 High Court order disqualifying the APC Deputy Governorship candidate.

At the Court of Appeal, the APC Deputy Governorship candidate was represented by D. D. Dodo SAN.

Deal of the day

The Appeal Court granted and made the following orders:

  1. That the status quo ante bellum which existed on or before the 19th September, 2019 when the suit was filed be maintained pending the hearing and determination of the Motion on Notice.
  1. An interim order for stay of judgment of the lower court delivered on 12th November, 2019 pending the hearing and determination of the Motion on Notice.
  1. The Motion on Notice to be heard on 20th November, 2019 and the Respondents to be served with the Motion on Notice and and copy of the Court Order.