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Tribunal Affirms Duoye Diri As Bayelsa Governor

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The Bayelsa Governorship Election Tribunal sitting in Abuja has affirmed the election of Senator Duoye Diri as Bayelsa State Governor.
This decision was made on Saturday by the three-man panel, a month after the Supreme Court dismissed an appeal filed by PDP’s candidate in the November 2019 Governorship election Timi Alaibe, challenging Duoye’s victoryTribunal Affirms Duoye Diri As Bayelsa Governor
In a unanimous judgment delivered by Justice Owodunni, the tribunal held that the petition filed by Owei Woniwei of the Alliance for Democracy is incompetent and lacks merit. The Tribunal further held that the petitioner failed to prove the allegations of the forged declaration of age and the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) discharged certificate leveled against the Deputy Governor, Senator Lawrence.
Read also: Bayelsa Guber: Apostle Suleman Mocks INEC, Says Nigerian Electoral System Is Epileptic
The second judgment between Ibiene Stephen versus INEC, Governor Duoye Diri, his deputy and PDP is being delivered now by Justice Yunusa Musa. The Tribunal dismissed United Peoples Congress’ petition challenging Governor Diri’s election. The last judgment to be delivered is between Vijah Opuama of Liberation Movement against INEC, Senator Duoye Diri, his deputy and the PDP.
Tribunal Affirms Duoye Diri As Bayelsa Governor
Governor Duoye Diri
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