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Bayelsa Certificates Scandal: Tribunal Fixes Date for Ultimate Judgement

The Bayelsa State governorship petition tribunal sitting in Abuja has  mounted Saturday, August 15, 2020, to ship judgment difficult the declaration of His Excellency, Douye Diri and Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo as governor and deputy governor, respectively.

That is following a request by way of a gaggle legal professional to r, Vijah Opuama, of the Liberation Motion. Naija Information Understands that Opuama filed the petition on February 21, 2020 difficult the declaration of His Excellency, Douye Diri and Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo as governor and deputy governor respectively in Bayelsa State.

Opuamah’s case commenced like a shaggy dog story in an instant the Best Court docket declared Diri the winner of the November 16, 2019 governorship election following the disqualification of the Governor-elect, David Lyon.

The case, packaged by way of 3 younger legal professionals, Ebikebuna Aluzu, Pius Danba and Ebi Robert, used to be disregarded first of all by way of maximum PDP leaders as useless on arrival, till cautious scrutiny of the processes filed by way of the legal professionals indicated differently.

Opuama is looking for the disqualification of Ewhrudjakpo at the grounds of irregularities in his instructional {qualifications} and the cancellation of the governorship election.

He additionally prayed the court docket to reserve a recent election in Bayelsa, alleging that the ballot carried out by way of the INEC didn’t agree to the provisions of the 1999 Charter as amended. Upon the shut of pleadings and adoption of addresses by way of the entire events involved, the tribunal had adjourned for judgment on a date to be communicated to the entire events.


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