The apex court had disqualified Degi-Eremienyo for certificate forgery on Thursday, February 13, 2020.
A five-man panel of the apex court led by Justice Mary Peter-Odili ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to withdraw the Certificate of Return issued to the APC candidates as the winners of the November 16, 2019 governorship election in Bayelsa state.
The Court ordered INEC to issue new certificates to the candidates of the party with the next highest votes and with the required constitutional spread of votes in the results of the election.
Addressing journalists in Abuja, the APC national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, insisted that aside its candidate, no other individual got the required number of votes.
“Nobody will be sworn in on Friday as the new governor in Bayelsa state,” Oshiomhole declared.
“The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) did not get one-quarter of the votes. What this means is that there will be no governor in Bayelsa tomorrow,” he added.
He noted that the APC, through its legal team, would explore all legal options to ensure that its candidate is sworn in as governor of Bayelsa state.