…orders new Governorship election in Bayelsa State
The election of the Bayelsa State Governor, Duoye Diri has been cancelled on Monday by the Bayelsa State Governorship Petition Tribunal sitting in Abuja.
It also commanded the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to conduct a bye-election within 90 days.
The judgment against Diri was hinged on an appeal by the Advanced Nigeria Democratic Party (ANDP) which contested that it was unlawfully denied from taking part in the election.
The ruling on Monday is coming 48 hours after the tribunal had on Saturday affirmed Diri’s election after saying the petition filed by Owei Woniwei of the Alliance Democracy (AD) lacked merit.