• June 14, 2021

Bayelsa Guber Poll: Nullification Of Diri’s Election Overturned By Appeal Court

By Olivia Isibor (AGENDAWATCHDOG) – The nullified election of Douye Diri as Governor of Bayelsa State has been overturned by a five-man panel of the Appellate Court on the grounds that the Bayelsa Election Petition Tribunal lacked jurisdiction.

In its ruling, the five-man panel stated that the Advanced Nigeria Democratic Party failed to prove that it had a legitimate candidate that was unlawfully disqualified by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from contesting in the poll.

The court took a swipe at the tribunal for ignoring the fact that the petition of ANDP was status barred in addition to the fact that the party presented an unqualified candidate to INEC in the November 16, 2019 Governorship election in Bayelsa State.

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