Tribunal affirms Bayelsa Gov’s election


Get real time updates directly on you device, subscribe now.

The Bayelsa State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Abuja on Saturday affirmed the victory of Governor Duoye Diri in November 19, 2019 Bayelsa Governorship election.

In doing so, the court dismissed the petition filed by the Alliance for Democracy and its candidate challenging the victory of the governor.

The three-man panel held that the petition by AD and Owei Woniwei lacked merit.

Justice S.M. Owoduni who read the lead judgment of the tribunal also held that the petitioners failed to prove the allegation that Diri’s deputy, Senator Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo, forged his declaration of age and National Youth Service Corps discharged certificate.

Diri, who came second in the last year’s governorship election in the state, was declared the elected governor of the state in a subsequent Supreme Court judgment disqualifying the All Progressives Congress’s candidate David Lyon who earlier emerged the winner of the poll.

There are still other petitions against Diri’s election which the tribunal is to rule on today.



Copyright ©Anambra City News.

All rights reserved. This post: 'Tribunal affirms Bayelsa Gov’s election' and other digital content on this website, may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or in part without prior express written permission from Anambra City News.



Share your story with us:

Phone: 090 387 387 31
WhatsApp: 090 387 387 31
Facebook: /ancityonline
Twitter: @ancityonline
Instagram: @ancityonline

Contact us also for advertisement

Thanks for reading!

READ ALSO  COVID - 19: Bayelsa demolishes illegal structures in market to enforce social distancing ‎

Get real time updates directly on you device, subscribe now.