Saturday, 3 October 2020


Court of Appeal in Abuja overturns the nullification of Douye Diri's election as Governor of Bayelsa.

A five man panel of the court held that the Bayelsa Election Petition Tribunal acted outside its jurisdiction by nullifying the election of Governor Diri.

In a unanimous judgment, the five man panel of the Court says the Advanced Nigeria Democratic Party failed woefully to show that it had a valid candidate that was unlawfully excluded by INEC.

The Court berates 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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