End of the  road for  Senator Heineken Lokpobiri  as Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that the case brought it by challenging the candidacy of  David Lyon as the rightful candidate of the APC lacks merit and therefore dismissed it.

A five-man panel of the court led by Justice Mary Peter-Odili unanimously dismissed the appeal filed by Heineken Lokpobiri, who had instituted his case seeking to be declared the valid winner of September 4, 2019 primary election of the All Progressives Congress.

Justice Inyang Okoro affirmed the January 11, 2020 judgment of the Port Harcourt Division of the Court of Appeal, which had held that Lokpobiri’s suit challenging Lyon’s victory in the primary election was filed out of time at the Federal High Court,Yenogoa.

Mr. Lyon is the governor-elect of Bayelsa after defeating several candidates during the keenly-contested poll.