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Bayelsa: Dickson Reacts As Tribunal Sacks Gov Duoye Diri

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Former Bayelsa Governor, Seriake Dickson, has reacted to the decision of the Election Petition Tribunal to annul the election of Governor Duoye Diri.

Naija News reports that the Bayelsa State governorship election tribunal sitting in Abuja had nullified the Bayelsa state governorship election.

This was after The Advanced Nigeria Democratic Party (ANDP) had asked the tribunal to cancel the election because it was not included in the election which held on November 16, 2019.

Delivering judgment on Monday, Yunusa Musa, a judge, upheld the prayer of ANDP and ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to conduct a fresh election in Bayelsa within 90 days.

The judge also directed the Commission to include ANDP in the fresh election.

Speaking in a statement by His Media Adviser, Mr Fidelis Soriwei, on Monday, Dickson revealed that the PDP will appeal the ruling.

He stated that Diri remains the governor of the state until Supreme court decides, urging Bayelsans not be perturbed by the judgment of the

Dickson said, “I urge Bayelsans to remain calm. They shouldn’t misinterpret what took place at the tribunal today.

“The judgment is a temporary setback which does not have any effect on the status quo until all processes of appeal are exhausted.

“There is no vacancy in the Bayelsa Government House. Diri remains Governor until the Supreme Court decides.

“Of course what this means is that the PDP will appeal this decision.”

Source: Naija News

Ogbolu George is a graduate of Mass Communication from the University of Benin. He loves politics, is a movie addict and a die-hard Arsenal fan. George is a Senior Content Creator at Naija News.