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I’ll appeal judgment nullifying my election – Bayelsa gov

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I’ll appeal judgment nullifying my election – Bayelsa gov

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Bayelsa State Governor, Douye Diri, says he will appeal Monday’s ruling of the governorship election petition tribunal sitting in Abuja, which nullified his election.

Already, Diri has instructed his lawyers to file the necessary papers for the appeal.

He stated this shortly after the tribunal ruled that the Independent National Electoral Commission wrongly excluded the Advanced Nigeria Democratic Party governorship candidate in the November 16, 2009 election.

In a statement by his acting Chief Press Secretary, Mr Daniel Alabrah, the governor expressed confidence in the judiciary, saying that he would triumph in the end.

Diri said, “We trust in the judiciary and we are appealing the judgement. With God on our side, we will get justice.

“This is a court of first instance and I have instructed our lawyers to file an appeal. We have a right of appeal even up to the Supreme Court.”

The Bayelsa governor appealed to members of the Peoples Democratic Party and his supporters in his state not to panic and to continue to remain calm and law-abiding.