The Independent National Electoral Commission INEC, on Friday, February 14th has issued a certificate of Return to the Peoples Democratic Party’s governorship candidate, Sen Douye Diri.
INEC earlier declared him as the winner of the November 16 governorship election held in Bayelsa State.
A few minutes after INEC’s pronouncement, Douye Diri and his deputy arrived at the electoral’s body headquarters in Abuja to receive the Certificate of Return.
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 re-issue the same to the next party with the required constitutional spread.
Presentation of Certificate of return to the Governor Elect for Bayelsa State as declared by the Supreme Court. https://t.co/AptmFiL6Y5
— INEC Nigeria (@inecnigeria) February 14, 2020