Bayelsa State Governor, Douye Diri, has urged his supporters and members of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to remain calm as he plans to appeal the ruling of the state election petition tribunal.
The state election petition tribunal sitting in Abuja had on Monday nullified the election of Diri and called for a fresh election to be conducted within 90 days.
The tribunal revealed that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) wrongly excluded the Advanced Nigeria Democratic Party (ANDP) governorship candidate in the November 16, 2019 election, hence the ruling for a bye election to be conducted within 90 days.
Diri in a statement by his Acting Chief Press Secretary, Daniel Alabrah, said he would appeal the decision and is confident of victory at the end.
He 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 governor urged members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and his supporters not to panic and to continue to remain calm and law-abiding.”