The Supreme Court of Nigeria has affirmed Douye Diri as the duly elected governor of Bayelsa State.
A seven-man panel of the apex court in a judgment on Wednesday also dismissed the appeals filed against the Bayelsa deputy governor Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo.
The suit against the governor was filed by the Accord Party (AP). The cases challenging the eligibility of the deputy’s election was an appeal filed by the Alliance for Democracy (AD), Advanced Nigeria Democratic Party (ANDP), and the Labour Movement (LM).
Justice Ngwuta, in his judgement, predicated the dismissal of the appeals on the withdrawal of the six appeals by lawyers of the appellants
The court therefore in a unanimous judgment ruled that the appeals against the governor and his deputy were dismissed following the withdrawal of the six appeals by lawyers of the appellants.