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Bayelsa: Tribunal nullifies Diri’s election, orders fresh poll


The Bayelsa Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Abuja on Monday, 17 August 2020, nullified the election of Governor Duoye Diri.

It would be recalled that reported two days ago that the tribunal had dismissed three other petitions against the election and affirmed Duoye Diri of the PDP as Bayelsa State Governor.

However, the Justice Mohammed Sirajo-led three-man panel nullified the election based on a petition by the Advanced Nigeria Democratic Party, which argued that the party (ANDP) and its candidate, King George, were unlawfully excluded from participating in the November 16, 2019 governorship election.

The tribunal ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to conduct a bye-election within 90 days.

Details later…

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