Appeal Court Adjourns Indefinitely for Judgement on Lyon And Lokpobiri APC Candidacy


The Appeal Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, has adjourned indefinitely for judgment on the case candidacy of the All Progressives Congress (APC) between the Bayelsa State Governor-elect, David Lyon, and a former Minister of State for Agriculture, Senator Heineken Lokpobiri.

It could be recalled that the former minister has been on a running legal battle against Lyon and the party insisting that he won the governorship primary election in the state and not Lyon.

The Federal High Court presided over by Justice Jane Inyang had ruled two days to the last year’s November 16 election that the APC had no candidate for the poll, which was a surprise to all involved as that was not the relief sorted.

The judgment was appealed by Lyon and the party immediately, and they were granted an interlocutory order which helps them maintain the status quo.

Dissatisfied that the lower court judgment, Lokpobiri, and his lawyers filed their appeal.

After legal fireworks, the Lawyer to Lyon and the APC, Karina Nathaniel, who confirmed the proceedings in the court said the panel adjourned the matter indefinitely for judgment.

“We presented our arguments, and the judge adjourned the matter indefinitely for judgement. A date for the judgement will be communicated to us”, he said.

Lyon eventually won the election, making the APC defeat the incumbent government in the state for the first time.

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