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Re: David Lyon: Justice Mary Odili's Judgment Is Causing Tension In Bayelsa by Agboriotejoye(m): 9:19am On Feb 14
michoim:
Justice Mary Odili is a partisan PDP politician being the wife of former River state PDP governor, Odili;she was planted in the Supreme court since PDP era for purpose of manipulating judgements on election in favour of PDP
And Tanko?

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Re: David Lyon: Justice Mary Odili's Judgment Is Causing Tension In Bayelsa by PFRB: 9:23am On Feb 14
J111333:
Why is Mary Odili's name tied to the judgement? Was name of the Judge that headed the panel of Suoreme Court Judges that presided over Imo election saga tagged to that judgement?
I abhor this hypocrisy. sad

They are mischief makers. Shame that a man has 5 names without any affidavit of change of name. Shame .

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Re: David Lyon: Justice Mary Odili's Judgment Is Causing Tension In Bayelsa by Neoteny(m): 9:23am On Feb 14
J111333:
Why is Mary Odili's name tied to the judgement? Was name of the Judge that headed the panel of Suoreme Court Judges that presided over Imo election saga tagged to that judgement?
I abhor this hypocrisy. sad

Yes

In fact PDPiglets went overboard and called the CJN all sorts of names
Re: David Lyon: Justice Mary Odili's Judgment Is Causing Tension In Bayelsa by Passionate888: 9:24am On Feb 14
garfield1:

For now,majority voted apc.the ruling should have considered that
in Imo State majority voted PDP, the ruling should have also considered that.
Re: David Lyon: Justice Mary Odili's Judgment Is Causing Tension In Bayelsa by NEIGHBOUR(m): 9:27am On Feb 14
APC was foolish to have kept quite about the antecedents of Mary Odili. She is from Imo state where APC just overturned. In fact, she is from Mbaise just like Ihedioha so indeed a distant relation of Ihedioha.
She is also married to a powerful PDP member. She fought Pdp battles for them.

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Re: David Lyon: Justice Mary Odili's Judgment Is Causing Tension In Bayelsa by collinsVP: 9:29am On Feb 14
J111333:
Why is Mary Odili's name tied to the judgement? Was name of the Judge that headed the panel of Suoreme Court Judges that presided over Imo election saga tagged to that judgement?
I abhor this hypocrisy. sad

That goes to show the number of educated illiterates in Nigeria, or/and the level of politicking, tribalism, bigotry, sentiment. ...... in Nigeria.

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Re: David Lyon: Justice Mary Odili's Judgment Is Causing Tension In Bayelsa by IgweBUIKE1(m): 9:30am On Feb 14
garfield1:

Despised.but how come they are ruling edo and won bayelsa? Listen,majority of bayelsans voted Lyon not pdp
how come your one vote transcend to majority??

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Re: David Lyon: Justice Mary Odili's Judgment Is Causing Tension In Bayelsa by ENIGMATIC2023(m): 9:31am On Feb 14
APC is reaping Karma
Re: David Lyon: Justice Mary Odili's Judgment Is Causing Tension In Bayelsa by Iceberg3: 9:31am On Feb 14
garfield1:

Despised.but how come they are ruling edo and won bayelsa? Listen,majority of bayelsans voted Lyon not pdp

Oya go and swear in Lyon nah

grin
Re: David Lyon: Justice Mary Odili's Judgment Is Causing Tension In Bayelsa by garfield1: 9:35am On Feb 14
Passionate888:
in Imo State majority voted PDP, the ruling should have also considered that.
The results brought by hope suggests otherwise
Re: David Lyon: Justice Mary Odili's Judgment Is Causing Tension In Bayelsa by Iceberg3: 9:35am On Feb 14
NEIGHBOUR:

APC was foolish to have kept quite about the antecedents of Mary Odili. She is from Imo state where APC just overturned. In fact, she is from Mbaise just like Ihedioha so indeed a distant relation of Ihedioha.
She is also married to a powerful PDP member. She fought Pdp battles for them.

Painment o lolsssssss BAAAHAHAHAHAHAAAHAHAA......
Constipation......

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Re: David Lyon: Justice Mary Odili's Judgment Is Causing Tension In Bayelsa by garfield1: 9:36am On Feb 14
Agboriotejoye:


Did the SC ruling consider that in the Osun case?
You better go and learn where the rain started beating you
In osun,there was no clear cut majority.it was tight,50 50
Re: David Lyon: Justice Mary Odili's Judgment Is Causing Tension In Bayelsa by masterP042(m): 9:42am On Feb 14
uncle005:
That is how VAR disallowed goals that referee has awarded.
I'm telling you, that's very bad. What's now the essence of the referee?
Re: David Lyon: Justice Mary Odili's Judgment Is Causing Tension In Bayelsa by garfield1: 9:43am On Feb 14
NEIGHBOUR:

APC was foolish to have kept quite about the antecedents of Mary Odili. She is from Imo state where APC just overturned. In fact, she is from Mbaise just like Ihedioha so indeed a distant relation of Ihedioha.
She is also married to a powerful PDP member. She fought Pdp battles for them.
I blame sylva and the naive lawyers apc hired
Re: David Lyon: Justice Mary Odili's Judgment Is Causing Tension In Bayelsa by EagleSquare1(m): 9:48am On Feb 14
But IMO was tagged a Justice TANKO Judgement by PDP supporters!

J111333:
Why is Mary Odili's name tied to the judgement? Was name of the Judge that headed the panel of Suoreme Court Judges that presided over Imo election saga tagged to that judgement?
I abhor this hypocrisy. sad
Re: David Lyon: Justice Mary Odili's Judgment Is Causing Tension In Bayelsa by OzilBaba50: 9:51am On Feb 14
garfield1:

The results brought by hope suggests otherwise
you mean result fabricated by tanko
that saw total results more than accredited voters

hahahahahaha bros your hypocrisy stinks

accept the fact that pdp is back in Bayelsa
though I'm indifferent in the judgment but you people jubilated in imo state robbery so you guys deserve to feel the pain too

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Re: David Lyon: Justice Mary Odili's Judgment Is Causing Tension In Bayelsa by Iceberg3: 9:54am On Feb 14
garfield1:

I blame sylva and the naive lawyers apc hired

Painment o lolsssssss BAAAHAHAHAHAHAAAHAHAA....
grin grin

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Re: David Lyon: Justice Mary Odili's Judgment Is Causing Tension In Bayelsa by immhotep: 9:55am On Feb 14
Iceberg3:


Painment o lolsssssss BAAAHAHAHAHAHAAAHAHAA......
Constipation......

grin grin

Lzaa immhotep bastardmod adaibeku greenback ngadawo see Painment induced biography grin grin grin
NEIGHBOUR right now

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Re: David Lyon: Justice Mary Odili's Judgment Is Causing Tension In Bayelsa by garfield1: 9:55am On Feb 14
Iceberg3:


Painment o lolsssssss BAAAHAHAHAHAHAAAHAHAA....
grin grin
Re: David Lyon: Justice Mary Odili's Judgment Is Causing Tension In Bayelsa by chrisxxx(m): 10:05am On Feb 14
Attn: Lalasticlala, myndd44, seun
This headline should read Supreme Court Judgment Causing Tension in Bayelsa. Please moderate this to remove the poor woman's name. This is why you people are the moderators. You act objectively even when you are pained. Thanks.

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Re: David Lyon: Justice Mary Odili's Judgment Is Causing Tension In Bayelsa by Passionate888: 10:12am On Feb 14
garfield1:

The results brought by hope suggests otherwise
the forged certificates presented by the apc candidate suggested otherwise

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Re: David Lyon: Justice Mary Odili's Judgment Is Causing Tension In Bayelsa by garfield1: 10:13am On Feb 14
Passionate888:
the forged certificates presented by the apc candidate suggested otherwise
Re: David Lyon: Justice Mary Odili's Judgment Is Causing Tension In Bayelsa by Auxtin85(m): 10:16am On Feb 14
MANNABBQGRILLS:
The Supreme court has spoken, which should be final, as it is all over the world.

It all depends on who the indigenes of Bayelsa want and not what the Hypocrites that have never stepped their feet on Bayelsa state are shouting about.

For those of us that are not card carrying members of any political party, but only vote for good men and women that we believe can move their immediate environment forward (same reason all of us @MANNABBQGRILLS voted for our darling Daddy in the presidential election and voted for another candidate in another party in our state of residence, no apologies ro Sanwo-Olu!)

It is sad that the days intellectuals (from opposing and different political affiliations) discuss politics on the political threads on Nairaland is gone and now it has gone to kids, hypocrites and dirty agberos that curse and abuse their mothers and fathers with no reasonable and sensible posts to contribute)

Lastly......

It is a always good and refreshing to see that we have a President who does not intervene in the rule of law.

Elections In Nigeria now,
There is no need to fear.
Why? Because the will of Nigerians will not be subverted. Never! A President once told us in this country that the coming polls would be do or die.
Not with President Buhari. Fair is fair. No foul play. Under his watch, his political party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) has lost gubernatorial elections in Bayelsa, Oyo State and Anambra states.
At the last Council of States meeting, Gov Willie Obiano publicly registered his appreciation to President Buhari, for the level playing ground he made available during the election in his state. With do or die apostles, and a certain political party in power, such would never happen. Not with their garrison mentality. All states are territories that must be conquered, willy-nilly.

APC has won gubernatorial positions under Buhari in Kogi, Ondo and Edo states. The victories were fair and square. The party lost in Bayelsa, Oyo, Anambra etc.
This President would never manipulate victory for anyone, not even his own party. And you ask us not to trust him?
We will, and no mistake.


God bless our darling Daddy President Muhammadu Buhari.
God bless Nigeria.


Lol cheesy
Just 3 mins ago sir!
All of us @MANNABBQGRILLS love you too.....it's Valentine's Day.
Let's share the love around!
Stay blessed Chairman!

I don’t know why you never get banned

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Re: David Lyon: Justice Mary Odili's Judgment Is Causing Tension In Bayelsa by LZAA: 10:18am On Feb 14
Iceberg3:


Painment o lolsssssss BAAAHAHAHAHAHAAAHAHAA......
Constipation......

grin grin

Lzaa immhotep bastardmod adaibeku greenback ngadawo see Painment induced biography grin grin grin

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Re: David Lyon: Justice Mary Odili's Judgment Is Causing Tension In Bayelsa by Agugbadin: 10:22am On Feb 14
Bayelsa has always been in tension, Justice Odili judgment was absolutely right, we did not expect anything different, thanks to her and others. It will act as a deterrent to other politicians who indulge in forging certificates

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Re: David Lyon: Justice Mary Odili's Judgment Is Causing Tension In Bayelsa by Agboriotejoye(m): 10:44am On Feb 14
garfield1:

In osun,there was no clear cut majority.it was tight,50 50

Which kind tight? Tight after INEC cancelled results in areas where PDP won to force a rerun? Abeg go sleep

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Re: David Lyon: Justice Mary Odili's Judgment Is Causing Tension In Bayelsa by Lifewithme: 10:54am On Feb 14
It's sad because Bayelsans voted David Lyon... They should pick another guy as his deputy. Put him in PDP, they'll still vote him. The guy has a good history.
Re: David Lyon: Justice Mary Odili's Judgment Is Causing Tension In Bayelsa by Lifewithme: 10:56am On Feb 14
IgweBUIKE1:
how come your one vote transcend to majority??

Do you live in Bayelsa?
Re: David Lyon: Justice Mary Odili's Judgment Is Causing Tension In Bayelsa by IgweBUIKE1(m): 11:01am On Feb 14
Lifewithme:

Do you live in Bayelsa?
no I live in the Creek....talk for yourself
Re: David Lyon: Justice Mary Odili's Judgment Is Causing Tension In Bayelsa by supereagle(m): 11:02am On Feb 14
MelesZenawi:



Duoye Diri is your Governor.

Case closed. There is nothing you can do about it both the thugs and non. Thugs can't do anything.


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SUPREME COURT JUDGMENT ON BAYELSA ELECTION: WHIRLING DUSTS IN THE LEGAL ARENA

The Supreme Court judgment on Bayelsa Governorship election has raised many dusts for legal fireworks which may be difficult to quench permanently even by the Apex Court until the parliament comes into rescue by amending the Constitution and the Electoral Act.

Since the Supreme Court has annulled the election of Bayelsa governor-elect and his Deputy in its judgment, thereby directing INEC to issue Certificate of return to the person who scored the 2nd highest number of lawful votes cast and covered the geographical spread in the State as provided in the Constitution. Then there will be need to consider if PDP meets the Constitutional requirements as provided in Section 179(2(b) ) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended).

In other words, if PDP has the 2nd highest number of lawful votes in the election but failed to have not less than one-quarter (25%) of all the votes cast in each of at least two-thirds of all the local government areas in the State. By implication, the PDP candidate must have at least 25% of lawful votes in at least 5 LGAs out of the 8 LGAs.

See the result of Bayelsa Governorship election and analysis. *(culled)*

1. Ogbia LGA:
APC - 58,016 *80.8%*
PDP - 13,763 *19.2%*

2. Yenagoa LGA:
APC - 24,607 *70.3%*
PDP - 19,184 *29.7%*

3. Brass LGA:
APC - 23,831 *69.6%*
PDP - 10,410 *30.4%*

4. Okuma/Opokuma LGA:
APC - 8,934 *36.7%*
PDP - 15,360 *63.2%*

5. Nembe LGA:
APC - 83,041 *99%*
PDP - 874 *1%*

Sagbama LGA:
APC - 7,831 *11.9%*
PDP - 60,399 *88.5%*

7. Southern Ijaw LGA:
APC - 124,803 *96.2%*
PDP - 4,898 *3.8%*

Now ⅔ of 7 LGAs is 7x ⅔ = 4.7

But from the above results PDP scored 25% in only 4 LGAs. Therefore the PDP governorship candidate cannot be sworn in or be issued Certificate of Return.

Consequently, there will be need for fresh governorship election in Bayelsa State while the Speaker of the State will be sworn in tentatively as Acting Governor of Bayelsa State pending the outcome of the fresh election. This is in accordance with Section 191(2) of the Constitution.

However, if re-run election is to be held, does APC have a right to substitute its deputy governorship candidate having been disqualified by the Court and having regard to Section 33 of the Electoral Act, 2010 which provides thus:
" A political party shall not be allowed to change or substitute its candidate whose name has been submitted pursuant to Section 32 of this Act, except in the case of death or withdrawal by candidate."

Flowing from the above provision, the only instance or situation where substitution is permitted is where the political party's candidate dies as in the case of AUDU/FALEKE or he voluntarily withdraws from contest. In the case of Bayelsa State at hand, the Supreme Court disqualified the APC deputy governorship candidate.

Thus, having been disqualified, can APC deputy governorship candidate hide under that guise, by applying for a withdrawal from contest in order to permit APC to substitute his name with another? This is the point where the dust will be raised for legal debate that may even roll back to the Apex Court for resolution.

Though my humble view to this poser will be in the affirmative. Even though, it is not expressly provided in the Electoral Act, withdrawal of candidate from election may come in any form and no reason need be disclosed to INEC for such withdrawal. This is a situation where doctrine of necessity will be applicable to cover the constitutional lacunae.

Meanwhile, it is imperative for the National Assembly to take a second look at the provision of Section 33 of the Electoral Act for probable amendment and for avoidance of legal conundrum as this.

My humble legal opinion...

Henry Akingbesote Esq.
Re: David Lyon: Justice Mary Odili's Judgment Is Causing Tension In Bayelsa by MelesZenawi: 11:09am On Feb 14
supereagle:


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SUPREME COURT JUDGMENT ON BAYELSA ELECTION: WHIRLING DUSTS IN THE LEGAL ARENA

The Supreme Court judgment on Bayelsa Governorship election has raised many dusts for legal fireworks which may be difficult to quench permanently even by the Apex Court until the parliament comes into rescue by amending the Constitution and the Electoral Act.

Since the Supreme Court has annulled the election of Bayelsa governor-elect and his Deputy in its judgment, thereby directing INEC to issue Certificate of return to the person who scored the 2nd highest number of lawful votes cast and covered the geographical spread in the State as provided in the Constitution. Then there will be need to consider if PDP meets the Constitutional requirements as provided in Section 179(2(b) ) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended).

In other words, if PDP has the 2nd highest number of lawful votes in the election but failed to have not less than one-quarter (25%) of all the votes cast in each of at least two-thirds of all the local government areas in the State. By implication, the PDP candidate must have at least 25% of lawful votes in at least 5 LGAs out of the 8 LGAs.

See the result of Bayelsa Governorship election and analysis. *(culled)*

1. Ogbia LGA:
APC - 58,016 *80.8%*
PDP - 13,763 *19.2%*

2. Yenagoa LGA:
APC - 24,607 *70.3%*
PDP - 19,184 *29.7%*

3. Brass LGA:
APC - 23,831 *69.6%*
PDP - 10,410 *30.4%*

4. Okuma/Opokuma LGA:
APC - 8,934 *36.7%*
PDP - 15,360 *63.2%*

5. Nembe LGA:
APC - 83,041 *99%*
PDP - 874 *1%*

Sagbama LGA:
APC - 7,831 *11.9%*
PDP - 60,399 *88.5%*

7. Southern Ijaw LGA:
APC - 124,803 *96.2%*
PDP - 4,898 *3.8%*

Now ⅔ of 7 LGAs is 7x ⅔ = 4.7

But from the above results PDP scored 25% in only 4 LGAs. Therefore the PDP governorship candidate cannot be sworn in or be issued Certificate of Return.

Consequently, there will be need for fresh governorship election in Bayelsa State while the Speaker of the State will be sworn in tentatively as Acting Governor of Bayelsa State pending the outcome of the fresh election. This is in accordance with Section 191(2) of the Constitution.

However, if re-run election is to be held, does APC have a right to substitute its deputy governorship candidate having been disqualified by the Court and having regard to Section 33 of the Electoral Act, 2010 which provides thus:
" A political party shall not be allowed to change or substitute its candidate whose name has been submitted pursuant to Section 32 of this Act, except in the case of death or withdrawal by candidate."

Flowing from the above provision, the only instance or situation where substitution is permitted is where the political party's candidate dies as in the case of AUDU/FALEKE or he voluntarily withdraws from contest. In the case of Bayelsa State at hand, the Supreme Court disqualified the APC deputy governorship candidate.

Thus, having been disqualified, can APC deputy governorship candidate hide under that guise, by applying for a withdrawal from contest in order to permit APC to substitute his name with another? This is the point where the dust will be raised for legal debate that may even roll back to the Apex Court for resolution.

Though my humble view to this poser will be in the affirmative. Even though, it is not expressly provided in the Electoral Act, withdrawal of candidate from election may come in any form and no reason need be disclosed to INEC for such withdrawal. This is a situation where doctrine of necessity will be applicable to cover the constitutional lacunae.

Meanwhile, it is imperative for the National Assembly to take a second look at the provision of Section 33 of the Electoral Act for probable amendment and for avoidance of legal conundrum as this.

My humble legal opinion...

Henry Akingbesote Esq.



We don't expect people that are economical with truth to talk.

Wail on..

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Re: David Lyon: Justice Mary Odili's Judgment Is Causing Tension In Bayelsa by ifiokjohn(m): 11:13am On Feb 14
chloedogie:
This is coming from a neutral person. Should Justice Mary Odili be sitting on such a case considering she was a first lady to a former governor who is a member of one of the two parties she was presiding on? I personally think bias judgement or emotional one won't be inevitable.
Why didn't you say this In the case of 'Tanko in Imo state judgement'? after all Buhari appointed Tanko and we can also use that as a yardstick.

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