COURT AFFIRMS DIRI AS GOVERNOR OF BAYELSA STATE
The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja has upheld the election of Douye Diri as Governor of Bayelsa State.
Recall that in a split judgment on August 17, two out of three judges had upheld the petition filed by Lucky King-George, candidate of the Advanced Nigeria Democratic Party (ANDP), on grounds that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) was wrong to have excluded the party from the November 16, 2019 governorship election.
The tribunal then ordered INEC to conduct a fresh poll in the state within three months.
But in three separate appeals, Diri, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and INEC had approached the court seeking to upturn the tribunal’s decision.