Supreme Court dismisses Timi Alaibe’s appeal challenging the candidacy of Douye Diri as Governor of Bayelsa State

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

Alaibe who had earlier lost a similar suit at the Federal High Court and the Court of Appeal is claiming that he is the authentic candidate of the PDP in the state governorship election.

At the hearing of the appeal on Tuesday morning, July 14, the five-man panel of the apex court led by Justice Olabode Rhodes-Vivour, held that the case was dismissed because it could not be categorized as a pre-election case that a court could entertain but about an internal affair of the party which the court lacked jurisdiction to hear.

Alaibe’s lawyer, Chief Ifedayo Adedipe, withdrew the appeal afterward.

Source: Linda Ikeji’s Blog

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