*Court grants stay of execution
The coast is finally clear for the governing All Progressives Congress to participate in tomorrow’s governorship election in Bayelsa State.
The Court of Appeal sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State has granted a stay of execution of the judgement of the Federal High Court, Yenagoa Division delivered by Justice Jane Inyang.
Justice Inyang had nullified the primary election of the APC which was conducted on the 4th day of September, 2019.
Upon an exparte application moved by Counsel to David Lyon, M.J Numa Esq from the Law Firm of Karina Tunyan (SAN), the court made an order compelling the Independent National Electoral Commission to maintain status quo ante bellum pending the hearing and determination of the Motion on Notice for interlocutory application.
The implication is that the APC is on clear legal standing to participate in tomorrow’s governorship election in Bayelsa State.
National Commissioner in charge of Information, Barrister Festus Okoye, had earlier said the APC would participate in the Bayelsa election on Saturday.