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BREAKING: Guber Election: Court bars APC from fielding candidate in Bayelsa State

Barley three days to the governorship election in Kogi and Bayelsa States, a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has disqualified the APC deputy governorship candidate, Biobarakuma Degi from taking part in the Bayelsa governorship election in November.

Justice Inyang Ekwo held that Mr. Degi supplied false information in support of his nomination.

The court held that Degi forged his certificates, to enable him to contest election as counsellor.

It was also held that Degi also altered his papers and swore to another affidavit in 1990 to be above the age of service year to evade doing the compulsory National Youths Service in 1990.

The court also held that Degi changed his name and used five different names for the Indepedent National Electoral Commission.

The court therefore agreed with the complainants that his action amounted to submitting false documents to INEC.

The governorship election is scheduled for November the 16th.

Newsflash247 had earlier reported that the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, for the 16 November 2019 Bayelsa State Governorship election, Chief David Lyon, has named Senator Biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo as his running mate.

Degi-Eremienyo is currently representing Bayelsa East in the Senate. He is Vice Chairman of both the Special Duties Committee and the Gas Resources Committee in the Red Chamber.

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Degi-Eremienyo studied Agricultural Economics/Extension at the Rivers State University of Science and Technology, Port Harcourt, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1990. He holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the same university.

The Deputy Governorship Candidate served as Bayelsa State Commissioner for Local Government Affairs under Governor Goodluck Jonathan. He was Executive Director at the Federal Roads Maintenance Agency (FERMA). Senator Degi-Eremienyo is married with children.

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Uche Emmanuel

Uche Emmanuel is a seasoned editor and reporter. He graduated from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu State. He studied Psychology. A blogger for the past 5 years.

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