Obaseki Hails Supreme Court Verdict Affirming Diri’s Election

Obaseki Hails Supreme Court Verdict Affirming Diri’s Election
Godwin Obaseki

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State has reacted to a Supreme Court ruling affirming the election of Bayelsa State Governor, Douye Diri, and the deputy governor, Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo.

Recall that Justice Sylvester Ngwuta who led a seven-man panel dismissed the six appeals filed against Diri and his deputy.

Justice Ngwuta in his ruling noted that the case was dismissed following the withdrawal of the six appeals by lawyers of the appellants.

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Reacting in a statement, Governor Obaseki described the ruling favouring Diri and Ewhrudjkpo as “a victory for democracy.”

The Edo state governor noted that Nigeria’s apex court has upheld the wishes of Bayelsans.

He noted that Diri is now free from any entanglement to deliver on his promises to Bayelsa people in line with the manifesto of the Peoples Democratic Party in the state.

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