Duoye Diri: Tribunal sacks Bayelsa state governor

0
93

The election of Governor Duoye Diri of Bayelsa state has been nullified by the Bayelsa governorship election petition tribunal

The verdict was delivered in Abuja by a three-member panel of justices presided by Justice Ibrahim Sirajo

The election was nullified on the grounds that a registered political party was excluded from participating in the poll

The election of Governor Duoye Diri of Bayelsa state and that of his deputy, Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo has been nullified by the Bayelsa governorship election petitions tribunal.

RELATED NEWS:Tribunal Affirms Election Of Duoye Diri As Bayelsa Governor

The verdict was delivered in Abuja by a three-member panel of justices presided by Justice Ibrahim Sirajo on Monday, August 17, following a petition filed by the Advanced Nigeria Democratic Party (ANDP).

According to Premium Times, the election was nullified on the grounds that ANDP, being one of the registered political parties, was unlawfully excluded from participating in the November 16, 2019 governorship election.

READ ALSO:FG bemoans maltreatment of Nigerian traders in Ghana

The tribunal said it found merit in the petition and consequently nullified the election.

The Tribunal also ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to conduct a bye-election in the state within 90 days.

Watch Leakblast TV channel from around the world

Thanks for Reading via the most updated news portal

About Leakblast.com

Share your story with us

Advertise With us

Encourage & Support LeakBlast

Feel free to contact us

Call Us:+234(0)9073726403
Get us on Whatsapp: +234(0)8181166425      
Email Us: editors@leakblast.com

SUPPORT LEAKBLAST JOURNALISM OF INTEGRITY AND CREDIBILITY

Good  journalism costs a lot of money.

For continued free access to the best investigative journalism in the country we ask you to consider making a modest support to this noble Endeavor.

By contributing to LeakBlast, you are helping to sustain a journalism of relevance and ensuring it remains free and available to all.

Support LeakBlast

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here