The Independent National Electoral Commission, on Friday, declared the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Douye Diri, as the winner of the November 16 governorship election held in Bayelsa State.
The chairman of INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, said the commission would give him the Certificate of Return in compliance with the order of the Supreme Court, which sacked David Lyon 24 hours to his inauguration.
INEC has subsequently presented his Certificate of Return to him.
Supreme Court had nullified the All progressives Congress victory of November 16 governorship election.
The Supreme Court had ruled that Lyon’s Deputy, Degi Ereminyo, submitted forged certificates that disqualified the joint ticket and nomination.
The court asked the Independent National Electoral Commission to withdraw the Certificate of Return issued to them and reissue the same to the next party with the required constitutional spread.