Bayelsa: Show Consistency, Atiku tells Supreme Court


Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has advised the Supreme Court to shun inconsistency and deliver judgments without fear or favour.

Atiku’s advice was coming on the heels of the voiding of the victory of the All Progressives Congress governorship candidate in the November 16 election in Bayelsa, David Lyon, two four hours to his ill-fated swearing in by the Supreme Court on the grounds that there were various discrepancies in his running mate, Biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo’s certificates.

In the Independent and Electoral Commission form Degi-Eremienyo filled and submitted to the electoral umpire there were variations in his names concerning his self-proclaimed educational qualifications, from First Leaving Certificate, WAEC, GCE, first degree and MBA, a situation, the apex court found untenable and smacked of certificate forgery and as a result nullified Lyon and Degi-Eremienyo’s victory.

The names on the different documents attached to his Form CF001 were said to be, Biobarakum Degi-Eremienyo, Degi Biobaragha, Degi Biobarakuma, Adegi Biobakunmo, Degi-Eremienyo Wangagha.

Atiku hailed the decision and urged the court to stay true to itself in a series of tweets on the judgment via his official twitter handle, @atiku.

The tweet: “Finally, I urge the Supreme Court to show consistency in its judgments & find the resolve to always deliver just-judgments no matter whose ox is gored. The people of Nigeria are behind the apex court in whatever they do to free themselves from the dominance of dictatorial forces.”

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