My team of Lawyers will appeal the Tribunal’s judgement nullifing my election—-Douye Diri


Bayelsa State governor Douye Diri said he has told his team of lawyers to appeal against the ruling of the state governorship election tribunal that nullified his election into office.

The tribunal sitting in Abuja on  August 17 nullified his election and ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC to conduct a bye-election in 90 days.

The tribunal ruled that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)wrongly excluded the Advanced Nigeria Democratic Party (ANDP) governorship candidate from the November 16, 2019 election.

Governor Diri also called on his supporters and members of the People’s Democratic Party to be law-abiding and calm.

Speaking after the ruling, Governor Diri said he trusts that the court through his appeal will affirm his election.

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