The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja, the nation’s capital Monday set aside the disqualification of the Bayelsa State Deputy Governor-Elect, Biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo in the run-off to the November 16 governorship election.
It will be recalled that the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, disqualified Degi-Eremienyo as the Deputy Governorship Candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) over false information given in his CF0001 Form submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Justice Inyang Ekwo of the Federal High Court held that Degi-Eremienyo who emerged the Deputy Governor-Elect had given false information in relation to his educational qualifications and went ahead to depose to an affidavit to correct the discrepancies.
In disqualifying him, the court ruled that all his documents bore different names thus providing false information to the electoral umpire to stand for the election.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had sued the Bayelsa APC governorship candidate now Governor-Elect, Lyon Perewo