The All Progressives Congress (APC) on Thursday approached the Supreme Court trying to get overview of its before judgement that sacked David Lyon as the Bayelsa governor-elect a day to his swearing-in
The party wishes the apex court to reverse its judgment in an software submitted by its crew of legal professionals led by Chief Wole Olanipekun (SAN), with Prince Lateef Fagbemi (SAN).
The APC is contending, among other issues that the Supreme Court in its ruling, misinterpreted the November 12, 2019 judgment of the Federal Substantial Court docket, Abuja which it (the apex court docket) upheld.
The bash explained that the Supreme Court acted without having jurisdiction and denied it a good listening to when it proceeded to disqualify David Lyon even even though the Federal Large Court docket, in the judgment by Justice Inyang Ekwo, which the apex court docket affirmed, did not grant the plaintiffs’ prayer to disqualify Lyon.
The APC also faulted the interpretation provided to the apex court judgment by the Independent Countrywide Electoral Fee (INEC) in choosing to difficulty certification of return to Douye Diri, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Occasion (PDP).
In accordance to the APC, “after reinstating the judgment of the demo courtroom in the judgment of this honouroble court of the 13th February, 2020, in SC.1/2020 Peoples Democratic Social gathering (PDP) & 2 Ors. v. Biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo & 3 ors., this honourable court docket proceeded to disqualify the governorship prospect of the applicant (Lyon David Pereworimin) even with the reality that the trial High Courtroom refused to grant the reliefs for his disqualification and there was no attractiveness from same.
“In this honourable court’s judgment of 13th February, 2020, the courtroom erroneously and inadvertently stated that the trial Significant Court consequentially disqualified the applicant‘s governorship applicant even though the demo court docket manufactured no this kind of order and when the demo court indeed refused to grant the convey orders sought by the plaintiffs therein for his disqualification.”
The social gathering would like the apex Court docket to set aside parts of its judgment the place it held that the Federal Substantial Courtroom, in disqualifying its Deputy Governorship candidate, proceeded to disqualify its governorship candidate.
Also the APC is praying the court docket to set apart the portion of the judgement the place it held that joint ticket of its candidates was vitiated by the disqualification of the deputy governorship candidate and that both equally candidates are considered not to be candidates in the election
The occasion further more prayed the court docket to established aside the portion of the judgment wherever it ordered the electoral umpire to declare as winner of the governorship election, candidates with the best range of lawful votes, which falls in favour of the PDP.
The Comrade Adams Oshiomhole-led APC questioned the court to established apart the portion of the ruling the place it ordered the electoral umpire to withdraw the certification of return issued to its applicant, David Lyon and the issuance of contemporary Certificate of Return to the candidate who experienced the maximum number of lawful votes – Douye Diri of the PDP.
In accordance to the APC, it was improper for the Supreme Court to have nullified David Lyon’s participation in the election, when, the earlier ruling by the Federal Superior Court docket, disqualifying his deputy governorship candidate, stayed as at when the election was executed.