Governor Diri reacts as tribunal orders for fresh election in Bayelsa

Following the tribunal’s order for a fresh governorship election in Bayelsa, Governor, Douye Diri, has said he will appeal.

The Governor disclosed that his lawyers have been instructed to file the necessary papers.

In the judgment on Monday, the State Election Petition tribunal ruled that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) wrongly excluded the Advanced Nigeria Democratic Party (ANDP) governorship candidate in the November 16, 2019 election.

Diri clearly stated that he has implicit confidence in the judiciary that he would triumph in the end.

“We trust in the judiciary and we are appealing the judgement. With God on our side, we will get justice.

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“This is a court of first instance and I have instructed our lawyers to file an appeal. We have a right of appeal even up to the Supreme Court.”

He further directed members of his party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and his supporters not to panic and to continue to remain calm and law-abiding.

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