Bayelsa Election: What Court Said About PDP Governorship Candidate

Less than 24 hours to the governorship election of Bayelsa State, there was rumoured going on viral social media, particularly on Facebook that the Bayelsa governorship candidate, Senator Douye Diri of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP has been disqualified by the Abuja High Court.

Newsflash247 gathered that the Federal High Court, Abuja did not even sit any Bayelsa PDP primary suit on Friday let alone deliver judgement between PDP and Chief Timi Alaibe over the governorship party primary

Newsflash247 gathered that the matter arising from the concluded PDP primary, Chief Timi Alaibe instituted a case in the Federal High Court in Yenagoa with SUIT No: FHC/YNG/CS/99/2019 against the PDP and 4 others.

However, upon the matter coming up for hearing in Yenagoa, Timi Alaibe wrote a petition to the Chief Judge of the federal high court Abuja requesting that the matter be transferred from Yenagoa to Abuja for reason insecurity.

Consequently, the case was transferred to Abuja for onward reassignment by the Chief Judge who in his wisdom transferred the matter to Owerri Judicial division of the same Court for continuation and by the same Judge who sat on the matter in Yenagoa since there was no personal indictment in their petition on the judge.

On the 8th of November 2019, the matter came up at the Federal High Court Owerri for hearing as directed.

However, the matter could not proceed for reason that the service of processes has not been completely exchanged between parties. Consistently, the matter was adjourned again to today 15th November 2019 for final argument.

After the parties left Court on the said date above, again Timi Aleibe wrote another petition against the judge this time alleging that he does not have confidence in the person of the judge.

It was for this reason the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court again directed the Judge Hon. Justice Jane Inyang to respond to the petition against her .

The matter was therefore adjourned indefinitely to enable the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court conclude investigations.

Ordinarily, the matter was to come up for final address and not even judgement as being falsely peddled.

Today, the court did not even sit let alone deliver judgement.


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Uche Emmanuel

Uche Emmanuel is a seasoned editor and reporter. He graduated from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu State. He studied Psychology. A blogger for the past 5 years.

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