Bayelsa Governor, Duoye Diri emerges the victorious party, in the suit levied against him by a governorship aspirant of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Timi Alaibe, as the Supreme Court dismisses the case.
— Channels Television (@channelstv) July 14, 2020
The Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed the appeal filed by fomer Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Timi Alaibe, challenging the emergence of Governor Duoye Diri as governorship candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the last year’s election.
Alaibe, in the suit, questioned the participation of two delegates who had voted in the primary election that led to Diri’s appointment as the party’s candidate.
The case was however dismissed by a five-man panel of the Supreme Court led by Justice Olabode Rhodes-Vivour after the panel members pointed out that the issues raised in the appeal were not about the primary election but of the internal affairs of the party. Alaibe’s lawyer, Chief Ifedayo Adedipe, withdrew the appeal; leaving a defeated Alaibe, who had lost the suit at both the Federal High Court in Owerri and the Port Harcourt Division of the Court of Appeal.
Nigerians chided at the news, mocking Timi Alaibe. Some declared that they saw it coming and knew his efforts would all be for nought.
BREAKING: Supreme Court dismisses Timi Alaibe’s suit challenging PDP primaries that produced Gov Duoye Diri of Bayelsa State.
I said it that he was only wasting his time. pic.twitter.com/w44thaLVyJ
— Princekolade balo (@PrincekoladeB) July 14, 2020
Timi Alaibe just succeeded in wasting his time & resources. https://t.co/PuOrbId0IJ
— Ejem, Ejikeme (@ejemejikeme) July 14, 2020
Some advised Timi to try working together with the Bayelsa Governor and rest every need for war. They posited that the case was only going to cause a divide and that Alaibe should have let it go for the common good of the people of Bayelsa.
Timi Alaibe should sheathe the sword and team up with Governor Diri to deliver dividends of democracy to the good people of Bayelsa State. https://t.co/qTTzf4OHxU
— Smiggle Osas (@Joetota6) July 14, 2020
— 'Anyi Oraelosi (@Nedifeora) July 14, 2020
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