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Why INEC Should Conduct A New Election In Bayelsa


The All Progressives Congress (APC) has called for a new election in Bayelsa State by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

In an appeal letter sent to INEC, the APC national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, said his party affirmed the supremacy of the apex court’s judgement but insisted Diri did not meet the requirement the court stated.

The APC added that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)’s candidate in the Bayelsa governorship election, Douye Diri, did not have the constitutional requirements to be declared the state’s governor.

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Oshiomhole said PDP’s Diri did not meet the requirement to be declared as the governor.

According to the APC chairman, the two-thirds of at least eight local government areas in Bayelsa will be approximated to six local government areas.

Oshiomhole, however, said the PDP and its candidate only won in only five local government areas.

In the light of the development, the APC asked the electoral body to conduct a fresh governorship election in the state.

Recall that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had declared Diri the governor of Bayelsa after the Supreme Court’s verdict which sacked APC’s David Lyon.

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