Senator Biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo, the Bayelsa State deputy governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, has been disqualified from participating in the November 16 gubernatorial election.
Degi-Eremienyo was disqualified by a Federal High Court, Abuja, on Tuesday over false information in his CF0001 form submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commissioner (INEC) to contest the election.
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Justice Inyang Ekwo, in a judgment, said there were discrepacies in the name on his school leaving certificate, first degree (BA), Master’s and the affidavits he sworn to the correct his name.
He held that all his documents bore different names. He therefore disqualified him on the ground that he provided false information to the electoral umpire to stand for the election.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had sued the Bayelsa APC governorship candidate, David Lyon, Degi-Eremienyo and INEC, seeking the disqualification of Degi-Eremienyo.
The court granted the prayers as canvassed.