- The court says Diri is the candidate of the PDP for the last governorship election in the state
- As a result of this, the court dismissed the case of the plaintiff
- According to the court, the plaintiff failed to prove his case
Douye Diri has been confirmed as the validly elected governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in Bayelsa state.
A Federal High Court affirmed his candidacy in a judgment which lasted for about two hours.
As a result of this, Justice Tijani Ringim dismissed the case on the basis that the plaintiff failed to prove his case, Channels TV reports.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported the dismissal of the application of David Lyon and the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bayelsa by the Supreme Court in Abuja has inspired joy and deep satisfaction in the PDP's camp in the state.
According to The Nation, the decision of the Supreme Court on Wednesday, February 26, brought about moments of joy and gratitude to God for the final victory for Governor Douye Diri, Seriake Dickson and the PDP chairman in Bayelsa, Cleopas Moses.
The trio alongside other PDP supporters was said to be seen on their knees for about 20 minutes thanking God in worship songs led by Dickson at his residence in Abuja.
The ruling of the court meant the end of the legal battle between Lyon and Diri for the mantle of leadership in Bayelsa in favour of the latter.
Legit.ng had also reported that the decision to request a loan facility of N2.9 billion for the purchase of vehicles has been defended by Governor Douye Diri of Bayelsa state.
According to the governor, the money is meant to purchase vehicles for senior government officials, members of the House of Assembly and judges in the state.
He disclosed this when he met with journalists in Lagos recently. Going further, he insisted that the process of securing the loan is transparent.
Also, Legit.ng had reported that the court dismissed the APC's application for the review of its judgment that sacked Lyon, and deputy, Senator Biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo.
In the ruling read by Justice Amina Augie on Wednesday, February 26, the judge noted that the application lacked merit and added that the ruling of the apex court is final for all ages.
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