Court of Appeal affirms Diri as Bayelsa governor, dismisses Alaibe’s suit


The Court of Appeal has declared Governor Douye Diri as the winner of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) primary election in Bayelsa state.

The court sitting in Owerri, Imo state on Tuesday, May 12, dismissed an appeal filed by Timi Alaibe who challenged the emergence of Douye Diri as the winner of the PDP primary.

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Court of appeal delivers judgment on Bayelsa election
Court of appeal delivers judgment on Bayelsa election

In the ruling, the court upheld the decision of the lower court and ruled that the suit filed by Alaibe lacked merit.

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Leakblast recalls that not long after Diri, pronounced as Bayelsa state governor by the Supreme Court, Alaibe had dragged the governor and the INEC to court over what he described as a flawed process of the PDP primary.

But a high court had on March 10, dismissed Alaibe’s suit for lacking merit.

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