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Supreme Court Upholds Bayelsa Governor, Deputy Governor Election

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On Wednesday, The Supreme Court upheld the election of Bayelsa State Governor, Douye Diri, putting an end to legal battles to unseat the governor.

The seven-member panel of the apex court, led by Justice Sylvester Ngwuta also upheld the election of the Bayelsa Deputy Governor, Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo.

The apex court dismissed the six appeals filed against the governor and his deputy by the Alliance for Democracy (AD), Advanced Nigeria Democratic Party (ANDP), Labour Movement (LM), and Accord Party.

Ngwuta dismissed the appeal as lawyers to the plaintiffs withdrew their cases.

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