Douye Diri

Breaking: Court affirms Douye Diri as PDP candidate

A Federal High Court on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 affirmed Governor Douye Diri as the authentic Governorship Candidate of the People’s Democratic Party in Bayelsa state.

Chief Timi Alaibe, a former Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) had approached the court to seek redress over the outcome of the governorship primaries of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Alaibe approached the Federal High Court in Yenagoa Judicial Division with an application for the court to cancel the result of the primary election which according to him was saddled with procedural flaws.

The suit filed pursuant to Order 3(9) of the Federal High Court (Civil Procedure) Rules 2019, sought answers to questions bordering on alleged non-adherence to the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

However, Justice Tijani Ringim, in a judgment that lasted two hours dismissed the case, saying that the plaintiff failed to prove his case.

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