BY GRACE ANYANWU, ABUJA – A Federal High Court in Abuja on Tuesday disqualified the Deputy Governorship candidate of the Bayelsa State All Progressives Congress (APC) for the November 16, 2019 governorship election.
The deputy governorship candidate, Mr. Biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo, was disqualified by the Court over false information in his Form CF0001 which he submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commissioner (INEC) to contest the governorship election.
In his ruling, Justice Inyang Ekwo, said he found no nexus in the name on his School Leaving Certificate, his first degree (BA), Masters and the affidavits he swore to correct his name.
Justice Ekwo ruled that all documents of Degi-Eremienyo bore different names and therefore disqualified him on the ground of providing false information to the electoral body to stand for the election.
Degi-Eremienyo and the APC governorship candidate for Bayelsa state, David Lyon and INEC were dragged to court by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), which sought the disqualification of Degi-Eremienyo for falsification of documents.