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ELECTION TRIBUNAL KICKS DIRI, ORDERS FRESH ELECTION

Senator-Douye-Diri.

The Bayelsa State Governorship Election Tribunal sitting in Abuja has annulled the election of Duoye Diri, governor of Bayelsa State

Diri, the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, was sworn in as governor Bayelsa State after the Supreme Court sacked David Lyon as governor-elect 24 hours before his inauguration.

In a majority judgment delivered by Justice Yunusa Musa in the petition, the tribunal held that the Independent National Electoral Commission unlawfully excluded ANDP from the November 16, 2019 governorship election in the state.

It, therefore, ordered INEC to conduct a fresh governorship election in Bayelsa State within 90 days.