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INEC: We Disqualified ANDP in Bayelsa Because the Party Nominated an Underage Candidate

Following the drama that trailed the nullification of the September 16, 2019 Bayelsa State Governorship election by the state’s election petition tribunal, many have questioned the legality of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), excluding a duly registered political party from an election which they have candidates nominated for. However, the Commission has come out to clear the air on why they disqualified the candidate of Advanced National Democratic Party (ANDP), King George, and as well

  1 year ago ago
INEC: We Disqualified ANDP in Bayelsa Because the Party Nominated an Underage Candidate

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The Bayelsa state governorship election petition tribunal sitting in Abuja has reserved judgement.

Bayelsa state governorship tribunal reserves five petitions for judgement. The Bayelsa state governorship election petition tribunal sitting in Abuja has reserved judgement in all the five election petitions filed before it in respect of the November 16, 2019 election in the state. The chairman of the tribunal, Justice Muhammed Sirajo had earlier dismissed five other petitions in respect of the election for lacking in merit. The remaining petitioners are Ebiziomo Diriyai, Vijah Opuama, the Advanced Nigeria Democratic

  1 year ago ago
The Bayelsa state governorship election petition tribunal sitting in Abuja has reserved judgement.

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Breaking News In Nigeria This Afternoon, August 15, 2020

BREAKING: Tribunal Affirms Diri's election As Bayelsa Governor. The election of Senator Duoye Diri as Bayelsa State Governor has been affirmed by the Bayelsa Governorship Election Tribunal sitting in Abuja on Saturday. In a unanimous judgment delivered by Justice Owodunni, the three-man panel held that the petition filed by Owei Woniwei of the Alliance for Democracy against Diri’s election is incompetent and lacks merit. The Tribunal further held that the petitioner failed to prove the allegations of the forged

  1 year ago ago
Breaking News In Nigeria This Afternoon, August 15, 2020

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Seven (7) Latest News In Nigeria This Afternoon, Saturday 15 August, 2020

Tribunal has Saturday quashed the petition submitted to it by mister Owei Woniwei of the Alliance for Democracy, against Senator Duoye Diri, saying that it lacks merit. In a unanimous judgment delivered by Justice Owodunni, the tribunal held that the petition is incompetent and lacks merit. - Vanguard Newspaper "You must know your level to succeed in life. I moved our people from Calabar into Umuahia, I don't know who smuggled us back to Awka; I have no idea, we cannot be in Awka..."- Vanguard Newspaper Crime

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Seven (7) Latest News In Nigeria This Afternoon, Saturday 15 August, 2020

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Bayelsa election tribunal have dismissed three petitions against the state governor

Jubilation is in Bayelsa state government house as the state Govenorship Election Tribunal in Nigeria capital, Abuja have affirmed the election of Duoye Diri as governor of the state and dismissed three petitions against him. The judgment came few weeks after the Supreme court dismissed the appeal that former aspirant of the Bayelsa governorship election under the People's Democratic Party (PDP), Timi Alaibe, filed to challenge the victory of Senator Diri in the November 2019 election. The three petitions that

  1 year ago ago
Bayelsa election tribunal have dismissed three petitions against the state governor

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Tribunal sacked Governor Diri and ordered fresh election

Bayelsa State Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal that is in Abuja on Monday nullified the 16 November, 2019, governorship election that held in Bayelsa state. A three-member panel of the tribunal that Justice Ibrahim Sirajo lead, said that INEC unlawfully removed the Advanced National Democratic Party from the election. The tribunal then ordered INEC to conduct fresh election within 90 days. INEC in Bayelsa told BBC Pidgin that they are just seeing the judgement in local media and after they receive it

  1 year ago ago
Tribunal sacked Governor Diri and ordered fresh election

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Bayelsa: Tribunal nullifies Diri’s election, orders fresh poll

The Bayelsa Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Abuja on Monday nullified the election of Governor Duoye Diri. The Justice Mohammed Sirajo- led three - man panel 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. NAN reports that on August 15 , the tribunal upheld

  1 year ago ago
Bayelsa: Tribunal nullifies Diri’s election, orders fresh poll