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Bayelsa: Governor Diri files appeal against sacking by tribunal

Bayelsa State,Governor Duoye Diri on Tuesday, filed 11 grounds of appeal against Monday’s judgment of the state’s governorship election petition tribunal which sacked him from office.

The tribunal sitting in Abuja cancelled Diri’s election on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party and ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to conduct a fresh poll within 90 days.

The three-man tribunal, in a split decision of two-to-one, had the majority cancelled the November 16, 2019 election as a result of the unlawful exclusion of the Advanced Nigeria Democratic Party (ANDP) and its candidate, King George, from the exercise.

Two judges on the panel – Justices Yunusa Musa and Sikiru Owoduni – in upholding the petition filed by the ANDP, held that INEC lacked the power to exclude any party from an election.



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