Bayelsa poll: Court disqualifies APC Deputy guber candidate over false information

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The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Tuesday, disqualified the Deputy Governorship Candidate, All Progressives Congress (APC), Sen. Biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo, over false information given in his CF0001 Form submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the Nov. 16 election.
Justice Inyang Ekwo, in a judgment, said Degi-Eremienyo gave false information in relation to his educational qualifications and went ahead to depose to an affidavit to correct the discrepancies.
The judge held that all his documents bore different names.
Justice Ekwo, therefore, disqualified him on the ground that he provided false information to the electoral umpire to stand for the election.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had sued the Bayelsa APC governorship candidate, David Lyon; his deputy, Degi-Eremienyo and INEC, seeking the disqualification of Degi-Eremienyo.

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  1. Did the Judge read the Court of Appeal judgement on Atiku
    Vs Buhari which has been affirmed by the Supreme Court? It is settled law that once any candidate swears to an affidavit in respect of academic qualifications, the facts deposed therein are deemed correct and no more

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