David Lyon, the Governor that never was


David Lyon was preparing for his inauguration when the news filtered in that he  has been sacked by the Supreme court.


In fact, he was at the parade ground when he was shocked by the apex court.
In the history of Nigeria, he is the only governor- elect that never became governor.


His issue will also enter the Guinness world book of records

The Supreme Court on Thursday nullified the election of Bayelsa State governor-elect, David Lyon and his running mate, Biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo, who were already preparing to be inaugurated into office.


A five-man panel of the apex court led by Justice Mary Peter-Odili ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission to withdraw the Certificate of Return issued to the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidates as the winners of the November 16, 2019 governorship election in the state.


 The apex court ordered INEC to issue fresh certificates to the candidates of the party with the next highest votes and with the required constitutional spread of votes in the results of the election, which are the Peoples Democratic Party’s candidates.


Justice Ejembi Ekwo, who read the lead judgment of the apex court, made the orders after disqualifying the APC’s deputy governorship candidate, Degi-Eremienyo, as a candidate in the election.