The Court of Appeal Abuja Division sets aside the judgment of the Bayelsa State Election Tribunal nullifying the election of the governor of Bayelsa State; Douye Diri.
The five-man panel of the court said the Advanced Nigeria Democratic Party failed woefully to show that it had a valid candidate that was unlawfully excluded by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
The court berated the tribunal for ignoring the fact that the petition of ANDP was status barred in addition to the fact that the party presented an unqualified candidate to INEC in the November 16, 2019 Governorship election in Bayelsa State.
The South-South region of Nigeria comprises of six states and is now 100% rule by the people democratic party, PDP.
Akwa Ibom · PDP
Bayelsa · PDP
Cross River · PDP
Delta · PDP
Edo · PDP