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Bayelsa: Youths Protest Supreme Court Judgement

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Youths burning items on the road in protest of Supreme Court ruling

Daniel Ojukwu

Youths in Bayelsa State have taken to the streets to protest the decision of the Supreme Court to sack governor-elect, David Lyon.

Protesting the decision, the youths burnt items on the road on Tombia junction in Bayelsa.

The Justice Mary Odili-led Supreme Court on Thursday nullified Lyon’s emergence, ruling that his deputy, Senator Biobarakhma Degi-Eremienyo falsified information presented to INEC.

Lyon was expected to be sworn-in on Friday but the decision leaves many guessing on who would be sworn-in if the inauguration holds as scheduled.

INEC has said that they are yet to receive the Supreme Court judgement on the matter.

The protesting youths chanted “No David Lyon, No Governor!”

READ ALSO: Supreme Court Disqualifies Lyon’s Deputy, Nullifies Election

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