The tribunal sitting in Abuja, today August 17, nullified Diri’s election and ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC to conduct a bye-election in 90 days. 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.

The election was nullified based on a petition by the Advanced Nigeria Democratic Party, which argued that it was unlawfully excluded from participating in the election.

Diri, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, was sworn in as governor after the Supreme Court sacked David Lyon as governor-elect 24 hours before his inauguration.

In a majority judgment delivered by Justice Yunusa Musa in the petition, the tribunal held that the Independent National Electoral Commission unlawfully excluded ANDP from the November 16, 2019 governorship election in the state.

It, therefore, ordered INEC to conduct a fresh governorship election in Bayelsa State within 90 days.


  1. You politician are just looking for your own pocket money,

    This news and story you bring to the public how has that got to help the citizens of the entire country?

  2. When they find out that the person that is been elected will not work in their favor they look for excuses to impeach them

  3. Politics is a game of interest at the poor masses expense. You get the point now? 😂😂😂😂 E shock you abi😂😂😂 You think say I don’t know the meaning of politics. Oya gbe bodi 🕺🏿🕺🏿🕺🏿


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