Fresh allegation hits Bayelsa’s newly sworn-in deputy governor over the submission of false information to INEC

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  • February 22, 2020
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A fresh petition has been filed against the newly sworn-in deputy governor of Bayelsa State Mr. Lawrence Ewrujakpor.

 

According to the Nation, a  governorship candidate of the Liberation Movement (LM) in the November 16, 2019 election held in Bayelsa State, Vijah Opuama, has approached the Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Abuja seeking the disqualification of the deputy governor.

Opuama in a petition he filed through his lawyer, Aluzu Ebikebuna, further prayed the court to cancel the November 16, 2019 governorship election and order a fresh poll alleging that the election conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) failed to comply with the 1999 Constitution.

He alleged in the petition that Ewrujakpor,  submitted an affidavit to INEC, that contained false information.

Opuama listed  INEC,the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP),  Bayelsa State Governor, Douye Diri and his Deputy, Lawrence Ewrujakpor, as respondents to the petition.

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