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Bayelsa Gov Poll: Supreme Court Affirms Diri’s Election

The Supreme Court on Wednesday affirmed Douye Diri as the duly elected governor of Bayelsa State.

A seven-man panel led by Justice Sylvester Ngwuta unanimously dismissed six appeals filed against the governor and his deputy Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo.

While reading the judgement, Justice Ngwuta predicated the dismissal of the appeals on the withdrawal of the six appeals by lawyers of the appellants.

The appeals dismissed were filed by the Alliance for Democracy, Advanced Nigeria Democratic Party, Labour Movement and Accord Party.

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Diri came second in the governorship election held last year. He was later declared the elected governor of the state in a subsequent Supreme Court judgment disqualifying the All Progressives Congress’s candidate David Lyon who earlier emerged the winner of the poll.

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