NaijaNews reported earlier that the Bayelsa State governorship election tribunal sitting in Abuja has nullified the election of Duoye Diri, governor of Bayelsa state.
This was after The Advanced Nigeria Democratic Party (ANDP) had asked the tribunal to cancel the election because it was not included in the election which held on November 16, 2019.
Delivering judgment on Monday, Yunusa Musa, a judge, upheld the prayer of ANDP and ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to conduct a fresh election in Bayelsa within 90 days. The judge also directed the Commission to include ANDP in the fresh election.
Meanwhile, Nigerians have reacted to Twitter to react to the development. See reactions below:
Goodluck Jonathan will be the happiest person today. The people voted Lyon, I hope somehow he could be allowed to contest again and win a landslide. Bayelsa saved by the tribunal. pic.twitter.com/ikG4QQjbWY
— ᴏᴍᴀsᴏʀᴏ ᴀʟɪ ᴏᴠɪᴇ☤ (@OvieSheikh) August 17, 2020
— Ameko Etim (@AmekoEtim) August 17, 2020
The funniest part of this whole Bayelsa thing is that both the govennor and his deputy from PDP were senators and INEC already set a date for the bye elections to fill their vacant seats
— Daddy D.O (@DOlusegun) August 17, 2020
Well I am jejely going to be counting my fingers cos I am just not understanding our judiciary again! Oya weris our Lion of Bayelsa be like say na repeat match we dey warm up for so! November here we come again o! Our Izon Amazons are we ready??? Abi make we wait Supreme Market! pic.twitter.com/YkgO6wmjss
— Ogunleye Akinola Koleola (@AkinolaKoleola) August 17, 2020
BAYELSA STATEEEEE LET’S GOOOOOOOO MOTHERFUCKERSSSSS !!!!
— toy boat (@taribannn) August 17, 2020
Another angle… Interesting times ahead in Bayelsa, I’m so interested in this and where it will end.
— Sulai Odus (@SulaiOdus) August 17, 2020
Huh….the Bayelsa conundrum continues….
— Aminu.Argungu (@aminuArgungu) August 17, 2020
— ONWISCALITY (@AgaraOsii) August 17, 2020
Fresh election to be held in Bayelsa state. This governorship election enh, the thing get as e be. Dem say Bayelsa people like that APC man sha.
— i09 (@ibmuyi13) August 17, 2020
What is really happening in Bayelsa
— Sister_Fortune (@Ini_Bayybee) August 17, 2020
#Bayelsa judgement dey make sense
— Abubakar Abdullahi Suleiman (@Abubakar_A_S) August 17, 2020
Bayelsa is coming back home
— Emerald هداية (@Mz_Tosyn) August 17, 2020
3 gbosa for Bayelsa APC/Lyon
— Gemini (@lawalkyd) August 17, 2020
Anytime you hear Politics
Just know that it’s Bayelsa state
— Jerryism (Full Blooded Ijawson) (@jerrylawrence47) August 17, 2020
Na wa oh this bayelsa election just day do turnonionion
— Aliyu M Sidi (@AliyuMSidi2) August 17, 2020
I pray so and wish to see David Lyon as the Governor of Bayelsa
— Major-General Mobilisingnigerians (@tobilobaOyewo) August 17, 2020
Tribunal sacks Diri, Bayelsa state Governor. Lol. Naija my Country
— fabulouz~(BlackLion)YHB’ (@fabsFWD) August 17, 2020