ANDP had no candidate for Bayelsa guber poll, chairman insists

ANDP
ANDP
EARN MONEY: I Use QUIZBANGO To Take Quiz And They Pay Me Per Day. CLICK TO JOIN,

Supported Countries Include: Nigeria 🇳🇬, Ghana 🇬🇭, Kenya 🇰🇪, South Africa 🇿🇦, Uganda 🇺🇬, Tanzania 🇹🇿, Rwanda 🇷🇼

You Too Can Make Money Online Taking Quiz

CLICK TO JOIN NOW and GET PAID TO TAKE QUIZ

Factional National Chairman of the Advanced Nigerian Democratic Party (ANDP), James Femowei, has distanced himself from the petition that annulled Governor Douye Diri’s victory at the November 16, 2019 gubernatorial election in .

He maintained that his party never had a candidate for the contest, having supposedly adopted Diri for the exercise.

The election petition tribunal, in a split judgment of two to one, last Monday, invalidated the poll over exclusion of the party.

Delivering the majority judgment in the petition filed by the ANDP and its governorship candidate, Lucky George, Justice Yunusa Musa declared that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) lacked the powers to exclude duly nominated candidates from contests.

ALSO READ >>  Dickson’s senate aim returns PDP, APC rivalry in Bayelsa West

He, thereafter, went ahead to void the election and ordered the electoral umpire to conduct a fresh exercise that includes the ANDP within 90 days.

However, Diri, last Tuesday in a 12-ground of appeal filed at the Abuja Division of the Court of Appeal, prayed for the setting aside of the majority judgment and upholding of the minority decision delivered by Justice Muhammad Sirajo, which affirmed his election.

But a new development yesterday saw Femowei challenging his rival, Charles Ogboli, to produce evidence authenticating the conduct of a primary and George’s emergency as a standard-bearer.

He maintained that his party never filed a complaint against INEC, the Peoples Democratic Party () and Governor Diri at the tribunal.

ALSO READ >>  Ebebi, Dickson at war in Bayelsa West Senatorial bye-election

Stating that the party had no candidate in the said election, Femowei added that ANDP and its National Working Committee did not conduct any primary in .

He continued: “There is an urgent need to address the press and put records straight in respect of the participation of the ANDP in the Bayelsa gubernatorial election held on November 16, 20l9 and the position of the party on the outcome of the election petition tribunal delivered on August 17, 2020.

“ANDP did not present any candidate for the purpose of contesting the November 16, 2019 governorship election as it had earlier adopted Senator Douye Diri of the .

ALSO READ >>  COVID-19: Bayelsa records 21 new cases, total 326

“The NWC or State Exco did not attend any purported ANDP primary in Bayelsa before the election. How, where, when, which and how was the primary held without the involvement of the party organs in the state? Barrister (Charles) Ogboli should thus produce the list of members who attended the primary or, INEC can equally produce the attendance list of the National Working Committee members and the State Exco who were present at the ANDP primary.”

He claimed that Ogboli had been expelled for alleged misconduct.

Share This post
EARN MONEY: I Use QUIZBANGO To Take Quiz And They Pay Me Per Day. CLICK TO JOIN,

Supported Countries Include: Nigeria 🇳🇬, Ghana 🇬🇭, Kenya 🇰🇪, South Africa 🇿🇦, Uganda 🇺🇬, Tanzania 🇹🇿, Rwanda 🇷🇼

You Too Can Make Money Online Taking Quiz

CLICK TO JOIN NOW and GET PAID TO TAKE QUIZ

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *