Tribunal Nullifies Bayelsa Governorship Election

 Tribunal Nullifies Bayelsa Governorship Election

The Bayelsa Governorship Election Tribunal has dismissed the election of Governor Duoye Diri.

In a split judgement of two-one, the three-man panel ruled that INEC does not have the power to disqualify any candidate for any election.

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

It further ordered that the petitioner should be included in the fresh election to be conducted.

The Tribunal has ordered INEC to order a fresh election in the state within 90 days.

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