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Trubunal Upholds Diri's Election As Governor Of Bayelsa State by Dapromzy333(m): 2:26pm On May 27
The Bayelsa Governorship Election Petition Tribunal, which sat in Abuja on Monday, upheld Gov. Douye Diri's election victory.

The three-member panel, chaired by Justice Adekunle Adeleye, dismissed the case filed by the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its governorship candidate, Chief Timipre Sylva, as lacking merit.

The tribunal, in a unanimous decision, held that the petitioners failed to adduce any credible evidence to substantiate any of the allegations they raised against the outcome of the state’s governorship poll.

It struck out as incompetent, all the additional proof of evidence as well as statements on oath of some of the witnesses that testified for the petitioners.

According to the tribunal, the law expressly provided that an election petition must be filed not later than 21 days after the result of an election was declared.

It held that such petition must, at the time it was filed, be accompanied with written statements of all the intended witnesses.

The tribunal held that the decision of Sylva and his party to file their additional proof of evidence and statement on oath of witnesses, long after they had filed the petition, was “tantamount to a surreptitious attempt to amend the case of the petitioners.”

More so, the tribunal dismissed the allegation that the deputy governor, Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo, tendered forged University Degree Certificate and NYSC Exemption Certificate, to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in aid of his qualification to contest the election.


It held that the allegation was a pre-election matter that ought to be litigated before the Federal High Court, adding that the matter had become statute barred since the petitioners failed to challenge the genuineness of the certificates, 14 days after it was submitted to INEC.

Besides, it held that the issue of Ewhrudjakpo’s educational qualification was previously determined by a court of competent jurisdiction.

The tribunal said it took judicial notice of the fact that the 3rd respondent, Ewhrudjakpo, is a legal practitioner, saying it was satisfied that he was eminently qualified to contest the election.

The tribunal equally noted that though Sylva and his party prayed the panel to declare that they were the valid winners of the governorship election, it said they also applied for the same election to be declared invalid.

It held that prayers of the petitioners were contradictory, adding that Sylva and APC did not tender any electoral material to show that any irregularity occured during the election.

It held that the petitioners were unable to discharge the burden of proof that was placed on them by the law, stressing that they failed to show, polling units by polling units, the particulars of the non-compliance they alleged and how it substantially affected the outcome of the election.

https://platinumtimes.ng/breaking-trubunal-affirms-diris-victory-as-governor-of-bayelsa-state/

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Re: Trubunal Upholds Diri's Election As Governor Of Bayelsa State by Obviouslyblunt: 2:35pm On May 27
Nothing surprising. This is Nigeria.

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Re: Trubunal Upholds Diri's Election As Governor Of Bayelsa State by 1bunne4lif(m): 2:36pm On May 27
Good
Re: Trubunal Upholds Diri's Election As Governor Of Bayelsa State by Holluwhakemmy(f): 2:38pm On May 27
Congratulations Diri make sure you serve your people well

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Re: Trubunal Upholds Diri's Election As Governor Of Bayelsa State by slivertongue: 2:38pm On May 27
nothing new
Re: Trubunal Upholds Diri's Election As Governor Of Bayelsa State by erai30(m): 2:45pm On May 27
Na who swear for this country called Nigeria?
Re: Trubunal Upholds Diri's Election As Governor Of Bayelsa State by AbuTwins: 2:46pm On May 27
Why should they uphold PDP?

Ehn!

grin

Give LP one more now!

No more eyes on the Judiciary!

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Re: Trubunal Upholds Diri's Election As Governor Of Bayelsa State by Eleph(m): 2:49pm On May 27
Good for democracy.
Re: Trubunal Upholds Diri's Election As Governor Of Bayelsa State by JoeEeL(m): 2:49pm On May 27
How many times has the useless tribunal ever overturned a crooked presidential or gubernatorial win?

Who even foisted this thing called european democracy on us?

How can we claim to be advanced species if we don't know how to rule ourselves?
Re: Trubunal Upholds Diri's Election As Governor Of Bayelsa State by Mathain19(m): 2:50pm On May 27
Was Chief Timipre Sylva, not one time Governor of Bayelsa State? A state with just 8 local Government Area ? What is their problem now? Just imagine oooo
Re: Trubunal Upholds Diri's Election As Governor Of Bayelsa State by BrainBox4N(m): 2:55pm On May 27
Hmm
Re: Trubunal Upholds Diri's Election As Governor Of Bayelsa State by ziragoldd(m): 2:57pm On May 27
JoeEeL:
How many times has the useless tribunal ever overturned a crooked presidential or gubernatorial win?

Who even foisted this thing called european democracy on us?

How can we claim to be advanced species if we don't know how to rule ourselves?
Congratulations to him
Re: Trubunal Upholds Diri's Election As Governor Of Bayelsa State by princepee: 2:57pm On May 27
tongue Going to tribunal in naija is a waste of time.
Once you win election and you have enough cash.

Just forget it.


No one can remove you

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Re: Trubunal Upholds Diri's Election As Governor Of Bayelsa State by gigabyte13: 3:19pm On May 27
Timiprey Silver
The Jimi Agbaje of Bayelsa election.
Regular customer.....
Re: Trubunal Upholds Diri's Election As Governor Of Bayelsa State by ufuosman(m): 3:20pm On May 27
E pay more 😂😂😂 congrats governor diri
Re: Trubunal Upholds Diri's Election As Governor Of Bayelsa State by gigabyte13: 3:22pm On May 27
princepee:
tongue Going to tribunal in naija is a waste of time.
Once you win election and you have enough cash.

Just forget it.


No one can remove you




Says who.....??
Aregbesola
OBI
Oshiomole etc.
How do they become governor...?
Despite contesting against wealthy powerful political opponents and parties..?
Re: Trubunal Upholds Diri's Election As Governor Of Bayelsa State by Sparrk007(m): 3:27pm On May 27
Holluwhakemmy:
Congratulations Diri make sure you serve your people well
Serve his people or his pocket,dey Play
Re: Trubunal Upholds Diri's Election As Governor Of Bayelsa State by princepee: 3:30pm On May 27
gigabyte13:





Says who.....??
Aregbesola
OBI
Oshiomole etc.
How do they become governor...?
Despite contesting against wealthy powerful political opponents and parties..?
That was then,
Today politicians have found the key to the tribunal.

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Re: Trubunal Upholds Diri's Election As Governor Of Bayelsa State by Holluwhakemmy(f): 3:33pm On May 27
Sparrk007:
Serve his people or his pocket,dey Play
of course both but his people should take 80%
Re: Trubunal Upholds Diri's Election As Governor Of Bayelsa State by Dididrumz(m): 4:18pm On May 27
Who still dey talk about this one before?
Re: Trubunal Upholds Diri's Election As Governor Of Bayelsa State by Indispensable85(m): 4:54pm On May 27
Ticket wey dem for give David Lyon. Sylva enter house. Mugu
Re: Trubunal Upholds Diri's Election As Governor Of Bayelsa State by AcadaWriter: 5:10pm On May 27
anything surprising. This is Nigeria.

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