Supreme Court Ruling: Why we declared PDP’s Diri Bayelsa governor-elect – INEC

Supreme Court Ruling: Why we declared PDP’s Diri Bayelsa governor-elect – INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu, told journalists Friday in Abuja that Mr Diri has met all the constitutional requirements to become the governor-elect of Bayelsa, with the removal of Mr Lyon and his votes from the election result as ordered by the court.

“Without the votes scored by the All Progressives Congress (APC), whose candidates were deemed not to have participated in the election, the total number of lawful votes cast in the election now stand at 146,999.

Supreme Court Ruling: Why we declared PDP’s Diri Bayelsa governor-elect – INEC “Out of this figure, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) scored the highest number of lawful votes with 143,172,” Mr Yakubu said.

“Similarly, the Party (PDP) has scored more than 25 % of the lawful votes cast in all the eight (8) Local Government Areas of the State,” he added.

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