[Just In] Bayelsa Election: Supreme Court strikes out Timi Alaibe’s suit challenging Duoye Diri’s Candidacy

L-R: Governor of Bayelsa State, Duoye Diri; plaintiff,Timi Alaibe

The Supreme Court of Nigeria has struck out Timi Alaibe’s appeal challenging the candidacy of Duoye Diri as the governorship candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the November 2019 election in Bayelsa State.

Having lost a previous suit at the Federal High Court and the Court of Appeal, Alaibe lay claim to the authentic candidacy of the PDP.

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On Tuesday, the court dismissed the case stating that the case brought before it was a pre-election matter.