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Tribunal Ruling : “No cause for alarm”, Kieribo tells Bayelsa youths ~ Truth Reporters


17 August 2020   |  10:30 pm

Peoples Democratic Party ( PDP) stalwart in Bayelsa State and Majority Leader of the Nigerian Youth Parliament (3rd Assembly), Hon. Kieribo Wisdom has called on Bayalsans, especially the youths not to be troubled by the recent tribunal ruling nullifying the election of Governor Douye Diri.

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Kieribo said that the call was necessitated due to reactions following the recent court pronouncement in the state.

He urged the youths and the people of the state to remain calm, adding that there was no cause for alarm, as Governor Douye Diri is still in charge.

The youth leader added that the declaration did not affect governance in any way because His Excellency, Governor Douye Diri is still in charge of affairs of the state, and he’s not ruffled in any way.

“I want to charge our people to remain law abiding and supportive of the God ordained Governor of Bayelsa State, because there is no reason whatsoever to panic.

Governor Diri has since appealed the election tribunal declaration and he’s focused doing the business of transforming and empowering our people,” Kieribo said.

He further maintained that God is not an author of confusion and that the good work he has done for Bayelsans by enthroning Governor Douye Diri, the people’s choicest Governor for a time and season like this, can not be changed nor altered.

The Election Tribunal in Bayelsa State had ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to conduct a fresh election within 90 days, following the petition by the Advanced Nigeria Democratic Party (ANDP) challenging the victory of Governor Diri in the November 19 governorship election.

The petitioner claimed that the party was unlawfully excluded from the election.

In a split judgement of two-one, the three-man panel ruled that INEC does not have the power to disqualify any candidate for an election.

INEC in its argument had said that the party’s Deputy Governorship candidate was 34-year-old as at the time of nomination and therefore did not qualify to contest the election.

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