Certificate forgery: S’court sacks Bayelsa Gov

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The Supreme Court in a unanimous judgement of 5 Justices held that the Deputy Governor elect of Bayelsa State on the platform of the APC presented a forged certificate in the information submitted to INEC. The apex court held that since it was a joint ticket with the Governor elect, the APC therefore had no candidate in the election. The Supreme court therefore ordered INEC to withdraw the certificate of return issued to David Lyon and issue same to the candidates of the political party that won the second highest number of votes in the November 14, governorship election in Bayelsa State

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