Breaking: Court Stops APC from participating in Bayelsa Election

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A Federal High Court sitting in Bayelsa may have ruled against the governorship primaries conducted by the All Progressives Congress, APC in Bayelsa on the grounds that were not duly conducted.

If this is true, the APC ay not feature candidate in Saturday. Governorship election in the state.

The case was instituted by Senator Heineken Lokpoibiri of the APC.

The former Minister is challenging the emergence of David Lyon as the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bayelsa State.

The judgement comes two days to the Bayelsa governorship election which holds this Saturday.

The suit was filed by Heineken Lokpobiri, a former minister of state for agriculture, who was one of the aspirants in the primary.

Mr Lokpobiri, through his lawyer, Fitzgerald Olorogun, is claiming that he, and not Mr Lyon, won the primary, and should, therefore, be declared the authentic governorship candidate of the APC by the court.

The court presided over by Jane Inyang had ordered that the originating summons on Mr Lyon, APC, and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) be pasted on the walls of their offices.

This follows Mr Lokpobiri’s complaint that Mr Lyon was avoiding being served with court papers.

Mr Lokpobiri has been urging the people of Bayelsa to vote for the APC in the November 16 election, despite his court case against Mr Lyon and the APC.

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