Supreme Court Rejects APC’s Application To Review Bayelsa Judgement
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Supreme Court Rejects APC’s Application To Review Bayelsa Judgement

Funsho Akinwale

The Supreme Court, on Wednesday, rejected the applications filed by the All Progressives Congress (APC) and two others for a review of the February 13, 2020, judgment that sacked David Lyon from being inaugurated as the governor of Bayelsa State.

Justice Sylvester Ngwuta, who led a seven-member panel, dismissed the two applications filed by Afe Babalola (SAN) and Wole Onanipekun (SAN) and held that the applications were without merit and amounted to an abuse of court process.

Justice Amina Augie, while addressing the court, noted that the application by the ruling party was made in a bid to confuse the court to violate its judgement delivered on February 13 in the state.

The judge expressed her disappointment, saying senior lawyers like Babalola and Olanipekun could not have been involved in filing such applications.

While Babalola (SAN) represented the first and second applicants, Biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo, Olanipekun (SAN) represented the APC.

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