Breaking: Tribunal nullifies Bayelsa governorship election, orders rerun

Senator Duoye Diri and David Lyon

The Bayelsa Governorship Election Tribunal has nullified the election that produced candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP), Senator Duoye Diri as Governor.

The three-member panel decided that the election was unlawful due to the exclusion of Action Democratic Party (ADP) and its candidate, King George from the November 16, 2019 governorship election.

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

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