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Supreme Court Affirms Diri As Bayelsa Governor, Dismisses Suit Against Him And His Deputy

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

Duoye Diri

Diri, Ewhrudjakpo

According to a report by The PUNCH, Douye Diri has been affirmed as the duly elected governor of Bayelsa State by a seven-man panel of the Supreme Court on Wednesday.

In 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, in his judgement, predicated the dismissal of the appeals on the withdrawal of the six appeals by lawyers of the appellants.

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

Accord Party against Diri and Ewhrudjakpo was also dismissed.

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