Connect with us

Breaking

Bayelsa: Tribunal sacks Gov Diri, orders fresh election

Published

on

Bayelsa State Gubernatorial Petition Tribunal has sacked Governor Douye Diri.

It ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to conduct a fresh election within 90 days.

His election was nullified based on a petition by the Advanced Nigeria Democratic Party (ANDP).

The party argued that it was unlawfully excluded from participating in the poll.

The ruling comes 48 hours after the tribunal dismissed three other petitions.

They were filed by the Alliance for Democracy (AD), the United People’s Congress (UPC) and the Liberation Movement (LM).

 

READ MORE:

Controversy as Imo Assembly mace allegedly goes missing after ‘use’ in Edo

 

However, Diri of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) can appeal the latest judgment.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Breaking

[Edo live Updates] More victory as INEC set to declare Obaseki winner

Published

on

Governor Godwin Obaseki of the Peoples Democratic Party has recorded more votes from the results of the 13 Local Governments declared so far by the Independent National Electoral Commission.

Incumbent Governor Obaseki of PDP ran against APC standard-bearer Osagie Ize-Iyamu.

Obaseki was elected on APC’s platform in 2016 but defected to the PDP after being denied the ticket owing to intra-party squabbles.

The PDP scored 240,935 while APC had 154, 192 votes from the declared results in the 13 LGAs.

Obaseki is leading Ize-Iyamu by a wide margin of over 80,000 votes.

The election held in 18 Local Government Areas, 192 Wards, and 2,627 polling units.

SEE DECLARED RESULTS

1) Igueben LGA

PDP 7,870

APC 5,199

Total 13170

Total votes cast 13,382

Election materials snatched in Ward 8, Unit 2

2) Esan North-East

APC 6,556

PDP 13579

Valid votes 20,369

Total votes cast 20,730

3) Esan Central

APC 6,719

PDP 10,794

4) Ikpoba-Okha

APC 18,218

PDP 41,030

Continue Reading

Trending