|Governor Douye Diri|
Mr Douye Diri, The governor of Bayelsa State, will appeal Monday’s ruling of the governorship election petition tribunal sitting in Abuja, which nullified his election.
According to Diri, who said he has, consequently instructed his lawyers to file the necessary papers, the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, wrongly excluded the Advanced Nigeria Democratic Party, ANDP, governorship candidate in the November 16th, 2009 election.
In a statement by Mr Daniel Alabrah, his acting Chief Press Secretary, the governor stated that he has implicit confidence in the judiciary that he would triumph in 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.”
Mr Douye Diri also urged all his supporters and members of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, not to panic and to continue to remain calm and law-abiding as he has everything under control.