The Bayelsa State Governor, Sen. Duoye Diri says Tribunal’s verdict Nullifying Bayelsa Election will not stand as he vows to appeal judgment adding that he has instructed his lawyers to indicate a notice of appeal on the matter.
He spoke shortly after the tribunal ruled that the Independent National Electoral Commission wrongly excluded the Advanced Nigeria Democratic Party governorship candidate in the 2009 election.
Diri, in a statement by his acting Chief Press Secretary, Mr Daniel Alabrah, said he has implicit confidence in the judiciary that he would triumph in the end.
He said, “We trust in the judiciary and we are appealing the judgment. With God on our side, we will get justice.
Justice Mohammed Sirajo-led three-man panel had ruled that the election was unlawful due to the exclusion of Advanced Nigeria Democratic Party and its candidate, King George, from the November 16, 2019 governorship election.
The tribunal ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission to conduct a bye-election within 90 days.
Urban express News-online had on August 16 report how the first tribunal had upheld Governor Diri’s Election
The tribunal in a unanimous decision dismissed the first petition that was filed by the Alliance for Democracy and its candidate, Owei Woniwei, for want of merit.