Governor Douye Diri of Bayelsa State has reacted to the Tribunal ruling which nullified his election as the state governor.
In his reaction, governor Diri revealed that he will appeal the ruling adding that he has instructed his lawyers to file the necessary papers.
Governor Diri disclosed this shortly after the tribunal ruled that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) wrongly excluded the Advanced Nigeria Democratic Party governorship candidate in the November 2019 election.
The governor expressed optimism that he would triumph at the end noting that he has confidence in the judiciary.
Diri, who noted that he has the right to appeal even up to the Supreme Court urged members of the Peoples Democratic Party and his supporters not to panic but continue to remain calm and law-abiding.
Meanwhile, the former Governor òf Bayelsa State, Seriake Dickson has said that Diri remains the governor of the state until Supreme court decides otherwise.
The former governor who urged Bayelsans not to be disturbed by the judgment of the Election Petition Tribunal described the judgment as a temporary setback.
In a statement by his Media Adviser, Mr Fidelis Soriwei, Dickson stated that there was no vacancy in the Bayelsa Government House.