Bayelsa state governor reacts to Supreme Court verdict

Bayelsa state governor reacts to Supreme Court verdict

- Governor Duoye Diri has reacted to the Supreme Court verdict upholding his election on Wednesday, November 18

- Diri noted that attempts by the opposition to kick him out of office have been put to rest by the court

- Recall that the apex court judgment confirmed the legality of the Bayelsa governorship election

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The governor of Bayelsa state, Duoye Diri, has expressed joy over the ruling of the Supreme Court in Abuja that which upheld his election as the as chief executive of the state.

According to Channels TV, Diri in reaction to the apex court's ruling on Wednesday, November 18, noted that Bayelsa State does not need further distractions from politicians,

The governor speaking in Abuja said adding that attempts made by the opposition to remove him as the duly elected governor of office have been laid to rest.

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Bayelsa state governor reacts to Supreme Court verdict
Bayelsa state governor has reacted to the Supreme Court verdict that upheld his election. Photo credit: News Channel 247
Source: Twitter

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The governor's reaction is coming hours after the Supreme Court affirmed his election as the duly elected governor.

A seven-man panel of the apex court in a judgment on Wednesday, November 18, also dismissed the appeals filed against the Bayelsa deputy governor, Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo.

The suit against the governor was filed by the Accord Party (AP). The appeals challenging the eligibility of the deputy's election were filed by the Alliance for Democracy (AD), Advanced Nigeria Democratic Party (ANDP), and the Labour Movement (LM).

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