Supreme Court dismisses suit against Bayelsa gov, deputy

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A seven- panel of the Supreme Court on Wednesday affirmed Douye Diri as the duly elected governor of Bayelsa State.

a unanimous judgement by Justice Sylvester Ngwuta, the apex court dismissed the six appeals filed against the governor and his deputy, Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo.

Justice Ngwuta, his judgement, predicated the dismissal of the appeals on the withdrawal of the six appeals by of the appellants.

The appeals dismissed were filed by the Alliance for Democracy, Advanced Nigeria Democratic Party and Labour Movement, according Channels Television.

Accord Party against Diri and Ewhrudjakpo was also dismissed.

Diri of the came the last year’s governorship in the state. He was later declared the elected governor of the state in a subsequent Supreme Court judgment disqualifying the ’s candidate David Lyon who earlier emerged the winner of the poll.

Diri’s victory has been challenged a of times but the Bayelsa State Governorship Petition Tribunal sitting in Abuja had at different times also affirmed him as the duly elected governor of the state.