The tribunal nullified the election based upon a petition by the Advanced Nigeria Democratic Celebration, which argued that it was unlawfully omitted from taking part in the election..
INEC National Commissioner and Chairman, Details and Citizen Education Committee, Mr Festus Okoye, in an interview with the News Company of Nigeria on Monday in Abuja stated the election by ANDP was void, including that the celebration did not exercise its ideal ensured in the 4th Modification to the constitution by submitting its fit within 2 week of the accrual of the stated right.
He stated the celebration performed celebration primaries and sent the name of one Peter David as its deputy governorship prospect.
He stated, As at the time of the submission of the name of the stated prospect, he was 34 years-old, contrary to Area 177( b) of the constitution that makes it obligatory for a prospect for such workplace to obtain the age of 35 years to be qualified to object to the election.
In the prospects statutory statement of age and an affidavit connected to his kind, the celebration specified that he was born upon February 10, 1985.
On September 13, 2019, the commission composed to the celebration drawing their attention to the constitutional age requirement of 35 years for governorship/deputy governorship prospects as specified in Area 177( b) of the constitution.
The commission likewise notified them of the invalidity of their election for the November 16, 2019 governorship election in Bayelsa State.
Okoye even more specified that on September 21, 2019 and in action to the letter of the commission outdated September 13, 2019, the ANDP composed the commission acknowledging the invalidity of its election and forwarded the name of one Inowei Janeth as their brand-new deputy governorship prospect.
On September 27, 2019, the commission notified the celebration that the due date for the submission of elections as attended to in the Schedule and Set up of Activities launched by the commission on Might 16, 2019 was Sept. 9, 2019.
The commission likewise notified the celebration that considering that they did not send a legitimate election, they couldnt validly replace any prospect.
As a result the name and logo design of the celebration did not appear and was not shown in the tally paper.
It concerns keep in mind that the celebration did not exercise its ideal ensured in the 4th Modification to the constitution by submitting its fit within 2 week of the accrual of the stated right as the concerns canvassed are pre-election concerns, Okoye stated.