Supreme court will on Tuesday hear the review application filed by Emeka Ihedioha, a former governor of Imo state, and David Lyon, the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Bayelsa state, TheCable reports.
Festus Akande, spokesman of the supreme court, confirmed this to the online newspaper on Saturday.
“Yes it is true. The appeal of Baysela will also be held that day (Tuesday),” he said over the phone.
Supreme court Ihedioha Ihedioha of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) and declared Hope Uzodinma, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), as the duly elected governor of the state on the grounds that results from 388 polling units were excluded when the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) announced the final tally in March 2019.
Ihedioha however approached the apex court to review the judgement which led to his removal as governor of Imo.
For Baysela, the court sacked Lyon just a day to his inauguration on the grounds that Biobarakuma Degi-Eriemienyo, his running mate, presented forged certificate.
Lyon demanded the apex court to re-examine his replacement as governor-elect 24 hours to inauguration.
PDP’s Douye Diri, has since been sworn in as governor of Bayelsa after INEC certified him to be validly elected.