BREAKING: Bayelsa by-election: INEC excludes APC, clears PDP, 11 others

The Unbiased Nationwide Electoral Fee (INEC), on Friday introduced that solely 12 political events met the fee’s necessities to participate within the forthcoming Bayelsa West Senatorial District by-election.

Bayelsa West Senatorial District is among the many rescheduled by-elections holding on the fifth December, 2020.

Based on an announcement issued to DAILY POST, on Friday in Yenagoa by INEC’s HOD Voter Training and Publicity, Mr. Wilfred Ifogah, the 12 political events cleared for the election embody Accord, Motion Alliance, African Motion Congress, African Democratic Congress, Motion Democratic Celebration, Allied Peoples Motion, Motion Peoples Congress, New Nigeria Peoples Celebration, Nationwide Rescue Celebration, Peoples Democratic Celebration, Social Democratic Celebration and Younger Progressive Celebration.

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Within the assertion, Ifogah additional defined that, “the exclusion of the All Progressives Congress (APC) is in compliance with the Federal Excessive Courtroom judgement in swimsuit no: FHC/YNG/CS/60/2020 and FHC/YNG/CS/66/2020 which restrained the Unbiased Nationwide Electoral Fee (INEC) from together with the title and brand of the candidate of the celebration for Bayelsa West Senatorial District, Peremobowei Ebebi.”

It could possibly be recalled that the presiding decide, Justice Jane Inyang, had in a judgment on a case of forgery filed by Richman Samuel, a former Director of Home Issues, Authorities Home, Yenagoa, upheld the plaintiff’s prayers and declared the APC candidate ineligible to contest.

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The plaintiff contended that the tutorial credentials and voter’s card, which the defendant submitted to the Unbiased Nationwide Electoral Fee for the by-election, have been solid paperwork.

Ebebi, who’s a former deputy governor, emerged the APC candidate in a direct major carried out in September by major electoral committee headed by Common Abdulsalam Dahiru (retd.)

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