A Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja has cleared the All Progressives Congress (APC) to participate in Saturday’s Governorship Election in Bayelsa State.
In a ruling document obtained by the APC’s Principal Counsel, D. D. Dodo SAN, in Abuja on Thursday, the appellate court panel led by Justice Steven Adah also cleared the APC Deputy Governorship candidate, Sen. Biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo for the November 16 election.
According to the statement, this followed stay of execution granted by the Appeal Court on a Nov. 12 High Court order disqualifying the APC Deputy Governorship candidate.
It stated that at the Court of Appeal,
the APC Deputy Governorship candidate was represented by D. D. Dodo SAN
The Appeal Court granted and made the following orders:
That the status quo ante bellum which existed on or before the 19th September, 2019 when the suit was filed be maintained pending the hearing and determination of the Motion on Notice.
An interim order for stay of judgment of the lower court delivered on 12th November, 2019 pending the hearing and determination of the Motion on Notice.
The Motion on Notice to be heard on 20th November, 2019 and the Respondents to be served with the Motion on Notice and and copy of the Court Order.