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Bayelsa Election: Gov Diri To Appeal Tribunal Ruling



Duoye Diri

Duoye Diri, Bayelsa State Governor, has said he will appeal the ruling of the state election petition tribunal.

Speaking after the tribunal ruled that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) wrongly excluded the Advanced Nigeria Democratic Party (ANDP) governorship candidate from the November 16, 2019 election, Governor said he had confidence in the judiciary that he would triumph in the end.

“We trust in the judiciary and we are appealing the judgment. With God on our side, we will get justice,” he said.

“This is a court of first instance and I have instructed our lawyers to file an appeal. We have a right of appeal even up to the Supreme Court.”

The Governor also called for calm from members of his party, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and urged his supporters not to panic but remain law-abiding.

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