The Supreme court has affirmed the election of Governor Douye Diri as the duly elected governor of Bayelsa State.

A seven-man panel of the apex court led by Justice Sylvester Ngwuta, today November 18, dismissed six appeals filed against the governor and his deputy, Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo.

Justice Ngwuta, in his judgment, 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, Accord Party and Labour Movement.

Governor Diri of the Peoples Democratic Party came second in the November 2019 governorship election in the state. He was later declared the elected governor of the state in a subsequent Supreme Court judgment disqualifying the All Progressives Congress’s candidate David Lyon who earlier emerged the winner of the poll.