The Supreme Court on Friday, February 12, upheld the decisions of the lower courts that affirmed the disqualification of Peremobowei Ebebi and All Progressives Congress (APC) from contesting the last Bayelsa West Senatorial Election.
The Bayelsa West senatorial by-election was a battle between two key political actors – immediate past Governor Seriake Dickson of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) and former Deputy Governor Peremobowei Ebebi of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Dickson is from Sagbama, while Ebebi is from Ekeremor and there had been claims as regards which local government should produce the lawmaker to represent the district in the Senate has dominated the discourse.
The ex-governor who led Bayelsa between February 14, 2012 and February 14, 2020 is already a member of the Senate representing Bayelsa West in the 9th National Assembly.
Recall that a Court of Appeal sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers state, had earlier ruled that he had a case to answer after Ebebi and the APC filed a suit seeking to sack him.
They prayed that the Court disqualified him from contesting the concluded Bayelsa West Senatorial election.
The Supreme Court has however ‘put the case to bed’ by upholding him as a Senator of the Federal Republic.