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INEC rules out APC’s call for fresh election in Bayelsa, party heads for Court

The Independent National Electoral Commission on Sunday ruled out any fresh governorship election in Bayelsa State as requested by the All Progressives Congress.



INEC’s Director of Voter Education and Publicity, Oluwole Osaze-Uzzi, in an interview with one of our correspondents in Abuja, dismissed the APC’s demand for a fresh governorship poll in Bayelsa State.


He said the commission on Friday concluded its work on the Bayelsa State governorship poll.



Also, top officials of  INEC, who confided in journalist on Sunday, said the commission had never granted such a request and that of the APC would not be the first.


One of the officials said, “The APC is asking for what is not possible. The party should forget a fresh governorship election in Bayelsa State.”


The APC National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, had in a letter dated February  14, 2020 and addressed to the INEC Chairman,  Mahmood Yakubu,  called for a fresh election in Bayelsa State.



The APC national chairman said the swearing-in of the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party,  Douye Diri,  as the state governor was unconstitutional as he did not meet the mandatory constitutional requirements.

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