Court affirms Diri as PDP’s valid governorship candidate in Bayelsa

Douye Diri

A Federal High Court in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State has affirmed Douye Diri as the valid governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Bayelsa.

Justice Tijani Ringim, in a judgment which lasted for about two hours on Tuesday, stressed that the applicant, Timi Alaibe, failed to prove his case.

Alaibe, a former Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), had approached the court before the Supreme Court ruling which named Diri as Bayelsa governor to seek redress over the outcome of the governorship primaries of the PDP.

Alaibe cited procedural flaws as reasons for his application before the court.