Bayelsa By-Election: Court Dismiss Case Seeking Dickson’s Disqualification

The Federal High Court Seating un Yenagoa, Bayelsa State capital has dismissed a case seeking the disqualification of the former Bayelsa state governor, Seriake Dickson from contesting in the upcoming by-election.

The lawsuit was filed by one Eneoriekumoh Owoupele against Dickson of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), seeking to bar him from contesting in the Bayelsa West Senatorial by-election.

Owoupele had alleged in the suit No. FHC/YNG/CS/72/2020 that the Independent National Electoral Commission Form EC9, which the PDP candidate submitted to the commission, contained false information.

But the presiding judge, Justice Jane Inyang, in her judgment on Wednesday, struck out the case “for lack of jurisdiction.”

She also ruled that the plaintiff, through his lawyers, A.O Aniso and E. A Aluzu, brought the matter before the court after the stipulated time.

Owoupele was seeking to disqualify Dickson from participating in the bye-election for allegedly supplying false information to the INEC.

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