BREAKING: Supreme Court Dismisses Appeal against Bayelsa Governor

Admin 18-Nov-2020 Nigeria_News

Tolu Omoboyowa, Abuja

Governor of Bayelsa State, Douye Diri  and his deputy crossed a major hurdle on Monday as the Supreme Court dismissed six appeals filed against their election. 

A seven man panel of the court led by Justice Sylvester Ngwuta, in its first decision, dismissed the appeal by the Advanced Nigeria Democratic Party (ANDP) following its withdrawal by the appellant.

The court noted that the appellant’s claim of wrongful disqualification of its candidate by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) was wrongly made because the said candidate did not meet the constitutional age requirement in the first place.

The other appeals dismissed on Wednesday are Alliance for Democracy (AD), Liberation Movement (LM) and Accord Party (AP).

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