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Breaking: Appeal Court Upholds Bayelsa Election, Declare Douye Diri Winner

Governor Douye Diri of Bayelsa State

The Appeal Court in Abuja has upheld the November 16, 2019 governorship elections that took place in Bayelsa state.

The court also reaffirmed Senator Douye Diri as legitimate winner of the elections.

The court judgement overturned the nullification of the election by the Bayelsa State election petition tribunal.

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The five-man panel of the appellate court held that the tribunal acted outside its jurisdiction in nullifying the governor’s election.

The judgement also upheld that the ANDP did not prove a valid nomination of its candidate to contend an alleged unlawful exclusion.

The case of ANDP was also statute barred having failed to file within 14days as expected.

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Written by Tare Magbei

Tare Magbei is a media practitioner with Daily Report Nigeria.

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