Dumo Lulu-Briggs wins at the Court of Appeal

Dumo Lulu-Briggs wins at the Court of Appeal

The Court of Appeal sitting in Port Harcourt, today gave judgment in favour of Chief Dumo Lulu-Briggs, the ACCORD candidate in the 2019 Governorship election in Rives State.

In a very short Judgment on the appeal CA/120/2019 brought by Chief Dumo Lulu -Briggs, the Court held that the Federal High Court did not have the jurisdiction to hear the matter because it was statute barred having been filed 20 days after the statutory period of 14 days stipulated by the 4th Alteration of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

It would be recalled that in the desperation to stop strong opponents in the just concluded elections, one Precious Baridoo allegedly working for the incumbent governor, had gone to court claiming to be the rightful governorship candidate of Accord while also serving as the Rivers State IPAC chairman, a position reserved for state party chairmen.

Today’s ruling of the Appeal Court has fully restored Chief Dumo Lulu-Briggs as the legitimate Accord governorship candidate although the damage intended by his detractors had been achieved. It is now left for the peace-loving Dumo Lulu-Briggs to decide whether to seek further redress on the matter.

A CALL FOR OUTRIGHT CANCELLATION OF THE ILL-FATED MARCH 9, 2019 GOVERNORSHIP AND STATE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY ELECTIONS IN RIVERS STATE

A CALL FOR OUTRIGHT CANCELLATION OF THE ILL-FATED MARCH 9, 2019 GOVERNORSHIP AND STATE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY ELECTIONS IN RIVERS STATE

DLB CAMPAIGN ORGANIZATION

PRESS RELEASE

March 11, 2019

A CALL FOR OUTRIGHT CANCELLATION OF THE ILL-FATED MARCH 9, 2019 GOVERNORSHIP AND STATE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY ELECTIONS IN RIVERS STATE

 

The suspension of all election processes in Rivers State as announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC must have come to most well-meaning citizens and residents as a relief, considering the widespread outcry and condemnation of the conduct of the March 9, Governorship and State House of Assembly Elections in the state.

 

We commend INEC for the promptness in taking this decision at the time it did given the unfolding ugly situation in Rivers State which was heating up an already volatile political atmosphere. The March 9, elections in the state had not only recorded widespread incidents of disruptions of the electoral processes but has recorded the harassment and intimidation of voters and loss of lives of civilians and security personnel.

 

INECs action truncated the activities of bloodthirsty politicians who were already threatening more violence and bloodshed. The suspension of the electoral processes was a disappointment to the agents of destruction who were already threatening mayhem had INEC not stepped in.

 

From the events that characterized the March 9, 2019 Governorship and Assembly Elections, there is no doubt that INEC did the right and appropriate thing by suspending the electoral processes in Rivers State. This has restored faith and confidence in a process that was marred by violence, thuggery and militarization of the entire process.

 

Based on graphic and detailed reports from our agents across Rivers State, we state as follows that:

 

1. Thugs and cultists, some of them armed with lethal weapons, said to be acting in the interest of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP invaded several voting units, intimidating voters, carting away electoral materials, harassing INEC staff and generating fake results in areas under their forceful control.

 

2. In the same manner, alleged influential supporters and thugs of a hitherto obscure party, the African Action Congress AAC, unleashed terror on the state with the supposed backing of state security agencies. The AAC gang also invaded several voting units under their control, intimidating voters, carting away electoral materials, harassing INEC staff and generating their own version of election results.

 

3. The Rivers State electorate was on March 9, said to be caught between the armed thugs/cultists of the PDP and the state security agencies supporting the AAC.

 

4. Media houses are awash with bizarre stories of abducted, intimidated, harassed INEC staff, held hostage in covert locations and compelled at gun-point to announce results of phantom elections, which in the words of the INEC staff were not true reflections of what transpired at the polling units and collation centers, but results already computed and tabulated by their captors and abductors.

 

5. The persons who perpetrated these wanton destructions of electoral materials, harassment and abduction of electoral officers, disruptions of the electoral process and hijacking of already completed ballots with the intent to mutilate and falsify the results from such areas, acted with audacity, impunity and operated freely in subverting the electoral process and the law of the land.

 

6. The overwhelming presence of the military apparently to check the activities of armed youths and forestall the subversion of the electoral process, created a tensed atmosphere which scared away and discouraged voters and accounted for very low turnout during the elections.

 

Against the backdrop of the these severe discrepancies, which are clear contraventions of the Electoral Law 2010 (as amended) and the regulation and guidelines for the conduct of elections 2019, we hereby demand the following:

 

1. The outright cancellation of the March 9, 2019 Rivers state Governorship and State House of Assembly Elections in Rivers State and rescheduling of the elections within the stipulated timeframe of the Electoral Law.

 

2. The redeployment from the state of all critical staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC who participated and were involved in the March 9 election in Rivers State because of the general trauma they have suffered from their harassment, abduction and intimidation.

 

3. The arrest and prosecution of persons, no matter how highly placed, who were responsible for these electoral frauds that have put Rivers State into disrepute and embarrassed the country.

 

4. We call on patriotic Rivers people to stand up and save the state from the machinations of bloodthirsty politicians and avert the impending gloom and bloodbath which hovers over Rivers state.

 

Rt. Hon. Iyk Oji, JP
Director General

A CALL FOR OUTRIGHT CANCELLATION OF THE ILL-FATED MARCH 9, 2019 ELECTIONS IN RIVERS STATE

A CALL FOR OUTRIGHT CANCELLATION OF THE ILL-FATED MARCH 9, 2019 ELECTIONS IN RIVERS STATE

DLB CAMPAIGN ORGANIZATION
PRESS RELEASE
March 11, 2019

A CALL FOR OUTRIGHT CANCELLATION OF THE ILL-FATED MARCH 9, 2019 GOVERNORSHIP AND STATE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY ELECTIONS IN RIVERS STATE

The suspension of all election processes in Rivers State as announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC must have come to most well-meaning citizens and residents as a relief, considering the widespread outcry and condemnation of the conduct of the March 9, Governorship and State House of Assembly Elections in the state.

We commend INEC for the promptness in taking this decision at the time it did given the unfolding ugly situation in Rivers State which was heating up an already volatile political atmosphere. The March 9, elections in the state had not only recorded widespread incidents of disruptions of the electoral processes but has recorded the harassment and intimidation of voters and loss of lives of civilians and security personnel.

INECs action truncated the activities of bloodthirsty politicians who were already threatening more violence and bloodshed. The suspension of the electoral processes was a disappointment to the agents of destruction who were already threatening mayhem had INEC not stepped in.

From the events that characterized the March 9, 2019 Governorship and Assembly Elections, there is no doubt that INEC did the right and appropriate thing by suspending the electoral processes in Rivers State. This has restored faith and confidence in a process that was marred by violence, thuggery, and militarization of the entire process.

Based on graphic and detailed reports from our agents across Rivers State, we state as follows that:

1. Thugs and cultists, some of them armed with lethal weapons, said to be acting in the interest of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP invaded several voting units, intimidating voters, carting away electoral materials, harassing INEC staff and generating fake results in areas under their forceful control.

2. In the same manner, alleged influential supporters and thugs of a hitherto obscure party, the African Action Congress AAC, unleashed terror on the state with the supposed backing of state security agencies. The AAC gang also invaded several voting units under their control, intimidating voters, carting away electoral materials, harassing INEC staff and generating their own version of election results.

3. The Rivers State electorate was on March 9, said to be caught between the armed thugs/cultists of the PDP and the state security agencies supporting the AAC.

4. Media houses are awash with bizarre stories of abducted, intimidated, harassed INEC staff, held hostage in covert locations and compelled at gunpoint to announce results of phantom elections, which in the words of the INEC staff were not true reflections of what transpired at the polling units and collation centers, but results already computed and tabulated by their captors and abductors.

5. The persons who perpetrated these wanton destructions of electoral materials, harassment and abduction of electoral officers, disruptions of the electoral process and hijacking of already completed ballots with the intent to mutilate and falsify the results from such areas, acted with audacity, impunity and operated freely in subverting the electoral process and the law of the land.

6. The overwhelming presence of the military apparently to check the activities of armed youths and forestall the subversion of the electoral process, created a tensed atmosphere which scared away and discouraged voters and accounted for very low turnout during the elections.

Against the backdrop of these severe discrepancies, which are clear contraventions of the Electoral Law 2010 (as amended) and the regulation and guidelines for the conduct of elections 2019, we hereby demand the following:

1. The outright cancellation of the March 9, 2019 Rivers state Governorship and State House of Assembly Elections in Rivers State and rescheduling of the elections within the stipulated timeframe of the Electoral Law.

2. The redeployment from the state of all critical staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC who participated and were involved in the March 9 election in Rivers State because of the general trauma they have suffered from their harassment, abduction, and intimidation.

3. The arrest and prosecution of persons, no matter how highly placed, who were responsible for these electoral frauds that have put Rivers State into disrepute and embarrassed the country.

4. We call on patriotic Rivers people to stand up and save the state from the machinations of bloodthirsty politicians and avert the impending gloom and bloodbath which hovers over Rivers state.

Rt. Hon. Iyk Oji, JP
Director General

Dumo Lulu-Briggs is still in the gubernatorial race

Dumo Lulu-Briggs is still in the gubernatorial race

Let us join in the quest to liberate Rivers State from the shackles of wicked politicians who want to continue to punish and impoverish our men and women, instigate our youths into violence and bloodshed and deny our children quality education.

Dumo Lulu-Briggs is still in the gubernatorial race by the grace of God, and with the support of Rivers people, victory at the poll is sure.

Come one, come all with your PVC on Saturday 9th March, and vote Accord (A) for Governor of Rivers State and all its candidates for Rivers State House of Assembly; and together we shall triumph and start afresh the process to secure the future of every Rivers man, woman, and child.

Your VOTE is your Power. Please, don’t sell it!

Vote Accord

Vote Accord

A New Day, a New Month, Another Chance to Experience God’s Love and His Grace… Look At Your Life, You will See What GOD Has done. Look Around You, You Will See The Beauty of HIS Works… Celebrate Life cos GOD is Indeed Really Good!!!… Wishing You a Victorious NEW MONTH!!!

With the power of our PVC in one Accord, let us create a peaceful Rivers State that will work for All…

Please Vote Accord (A) for Governor and ALL Accord Candidates for House Assembly positions in the 9th of March elections.

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DUMO LULU-BRIGGS REMAINS ACCORD GOVERNORSHIP CANDIDATE DESPITE HIGH COURT JUDGEMENT

DUMO LULU-BRIGGS REMAINS ACCORD GOVERNORSHIP CANDIDATE DESPITE HIGH COURT JUDGEMENT

DLB CAMPAIGN ORGANIZATION

PRESS RELEASE

February 28, 2019

Dumo Lulu-Briggs remains Accord Governorship Candidate despite High Court Judgement

The Dumo Lulu-Briggs Campaign Organization has received the news of the judgement of the Federal High Court, Port Harcourt concerning the identity of the authentic governorship candidate of Accord in Rivers State; and states as follows that:

1. The matter before the court was not about the Rivers State Accord eligibility to be on the ballot for the 2019 governorship election but about who is the legitimate governorship candidate. The Rivers State Accord therefore remains on the ballot.

2. The judgement delivered by Justice E.A. Obile of the Federal High Court, Port Harcourt did not come to us as a surprise because the learned trial judge did not hide his bias throughout the duration of the hearing, which led to the early request for his lordship to recuse himself and the subsequent withdrawal of Wilcox Abereton SAN, counsel to Chief Dumo Lulu-Briggs, when his lordship decided to continue with the case.

3. A petition has since been written to the National Judicial Council against the trial judge on the matter. The entire judgement has no legal standing because the defendants in the case were not given the opportunity for fair hearing and were not given the opportunity to replace their counsel who withdrew from the case.

4. The Dumo Lulu-Briggs campaign organization is not unaware of the shenanigan and evil machinations of governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP, Governor Nyesom Wike, to use the courts, which has been severally described as “Wike’s Supermarket” to knock out strong contenders in the governorship race.

5. Nyesom Wike’s connection in this dubious act is buttressed by the fact that Mr. Precious Baridoo’s counsel Wori N. Wori Esq is from the law firm of E.C. Aguma SAN, the deceased immediate past Attorney General to Nyesom Wike. Furthermore, Mr. Precious Baridoo got ‘elected’ as Rivers IPAC Chairman months after his purported nomination as Accord governorship candidate, a position known to be occupied only by the cronies of the governor.

6. Recently, during the PDP Presidential rally in Port Harcourt, Precious Baridoo did not only declare support for the PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, he led 56 so-called governorship candidates to step down for Governor Wike and endorsed him for a second term. The said Precious Baridoo, who has since been disowned by the Accord National Working Committee, was appointed into the Caretaker Committee of Khana Local Government Area by the Wike-led PDP government.

7. Our faith in the Nigerian Judiciary cannot be diminished by the obvious miscarriages of a few. We are focused and ready to not just vacate this scandalous judgement but obtaining the mandate which Rivers people are eager to offer Chief Dumo Lulu-Briggs.

8. Our legal team has filed an appeal and a stay of execution and so Chief Dumo Lulu-Briggs remains the governorship candidate of Accord in Rivers State.

9. The aim of the sponsors of this judicial miscalculation to stop Chief Dumo Lulu-Briggs and deny the Rivers electorate the much-needed quality governance that the Accord represents shall be disgraced at the end. We therefore call on all our supporters and the good people of Rivers State to remain resolute and focused.

10. The members and supporters of Rivers Accord should go about their lawful businesses assured that light always triumphs over darkness.

 

Sotonye Ijuye-Dagogo
Director of Communication

RE: POSTPONEMENT OF THE GENERAL ELECTIONS BY INEC

RE: POSTPONEMENT OF THE GENERAL ELECTIONS BY INEC

THE DUMO LULU BRIGGS GOVERNORSHIP CAMPAIGN ORGANISATION

 

PRESS RELEASE

Saturday February 16th, 2019

 

The Governorship candidate of the Accord Party in Rivers State, Chief Dumo Lulu-Briggs has reacted to the sudden rescheduling of the General Elections only a few hours before the processes commenced. Chief Lulu-Briggs expressed concern that the suddenness of the decision must have caught all stakeholders by surprise but encouraged Nigerians and the international community to maintain faith in the process.

According to Lulu-Briggs, INEC is managed by eminent Nigerians who should take decisions in the interest of the nation. We should therefore give them the benefit of the doubt and patiently wait for the next scheduled date. It is better to do it later and get it right than rush into an election that may have credibility issues. We must as a people bear the sacrifices that would help us get things better.

In his statement Chief Lulu Briggs, said “Yes, the rescheduling has cost us enormous economic, social and psychological resources as a nation, political parties, politicians and even citizens. However, no price should be too much for us to pay for quality outcomes and for the general good of our dear country. Let us therefore exercise more patience and go out to perform our civic duty on the new date for the good of Rivers State and Nigeria.”

God bless Rivers State and Nigeria.

 

Signed:
Dason Nemieboka
Spokesman.

WHAT FELIX OBUAH FEARS ABOUT DUMO LuLULU-BRIGGS

WHAT FELIX OBUAH FEARS ABOUT DUMO LuLULU-BRIGGS

5b Ndoni Street, GRA Port Harcourt

PRESS RELEASE
Wednesday, 13 February 2019

What Felix Obuah fears about Dumo Lulu Briggs

 

Again one is inclined to respond to the absolutely baseless statement by the soon to be retired politician and Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party, Mr. Felix Obuah, and released by his multi-purpose aide, Jerry Nedaam.

This time the PDP chairman is spreading falsehood to the effect that the Accord in Rivers State is not campaigning. Even when the statement is untrue and all know it so, sane minds would shudder that a party chairman worthy of his office would bother himself about the political activities of a rival party. As politicians we understand the worries of Mr. Obuah. We sympathize with him because his promise to his boss that he would stop Chief Dumo Lulu Briggs from the governorship election on Saturday March 2nd has failed.

 

The fear of Felix Obuah and his principal is that the Accord governorship candidate, Chief Dumo Lulu Briggs will defeat the PDP candidate clear and square. Mr. Obuah is aware that the Accord revolution is massive, sweeping across not just the Orashi region, where hundreds of PDP members are joining the Accord.

 

As Chief Dumo Lulu Briggs would say, “When they go low, we go higher.” The PDP should focus on their crowd renting campaigns while we reach our people and let’s meet at the polls on March 2nd.

Signed:
Dason Nemieboka
Publicity Secretary.

ACCORD CAMPAIGN SHIP SAILS THROUGH ABUA/ODUAL AND AHOADA-EAST

ACCORD CAMPAIGN SHIP SAILS THROUGH ABUA/ODUAL AND AHOADA-EAST

As the ACCORD party continue in her Campaign of practical transformation for Rivers State through the 23 LGAs. Yesterday, Monday, 11th February, 2019, she sailed through Abua/Odual and Ahoada-East LGAs respectively.

On her arrival, the most popular and the party to take over the Leadership of the State, the ACCORD party, ably led by its Governorship and Deputy Governorship candidates, Chief Dumo Lulu Briggs and Otua Hart Nakwaasah, was given an enviable rousing welcome. It was clearly a great honour, as Royal Fathers, Chiefs, Elders, Fathers, Mothers and Youths in excitement left their barns open and came out in their large numbers to show solidarity of acceptance and confidence in the ACCORD campaign team.

The candidates, in their bid to continuously feel the pulse of the people, continued in their door to door interactions with them: the markets, the streets, the downtrodden, the commons, town hall meetings and every nook and crannies of these LGAs were touched, none was left out. It was a great honour to the team, for having the privilege to speak to the people of their ambition and unleash their transformation agenda to them. According to the team, they are here to put their feet in shoes of the people; know their pains, and emptiness, and promised to fill the emptiness and take the pains away if voted into office at the victory of 2cd March, 2019.

It is not an error that, the ACCORD party is the only Party that has taken her door to door campaign to the innermost part of the grassroots, and not merely grassroots that are already urbanized, Chief Dumo Lulu Briggs’s Philanthropical nature has propelled it to be so. For It is said that, “if the value of a thing isn’t known, then abuse is inevitable”. Chief Dumo Lulu Briggs knows what it means to be empty, to feel the pains associated with hunger and starvation, to be lonely and abandoned, the feelings when one loses his or her self-esteem and to be unable to fit into the present stratum of societal value. And what kind of Governor would he be, if he doesn’t go down to those that are the direct receivers of these blows?. And because his nature has been wired with a compassionate heart, his campaign went farther deep to reach out to these ones. This is how important this seat is to him and the reason for such deep reach outs; they are the most important to him, and the reason he is in the race. So, it became a necessity for him to act thus. This to us, is an act driven by sincerity of purpose, especially for Rivers State and her people. God has blessed Rivers State with a Giant hearted Leader like Chief Dumo Lulu Briggs, let’s not take this opportunity for granted, but grab it with both arms.

Indeed, the people lacks the presence of governance and living in abject poverty. Obviously feeling abandoned and lonely as though they aren’t part of the State, even though they are. The compassionate heart of Chief Dumo Lulu Briggs could not restrain himself at this sight, and so, quickly reassured the people that, “all these will be a thing of the past when we come into office by the special grace of God”. And this is why our administration shall be known for “Mr Jobs”, so that we will all be able to put food on our tables, become self reliant and be privileged to living in an enabling environment where development will be felt in all nook and crannies. He professed.

It is a known fact that, administrations before this time, especially the one presently administrating the pains we feel today, have consistently abused the office of the leadership of the State. It’s obvious they aren’t there for the people but for themselves. They don’t know what the people they claim to lead are going through, they don’t even know them, and so, they end up grossly abusing the office and being insensitive to the people, keeping them under abject poverty and shamefully retrogressed in all manner of meaningful developmental strata.

Whereas Chief Dumo Lulu Briggs is a name that is synonymous with Human Capacity Development, one that is Policy driven and ready to drive home the real essence of Governance to the people at all levels. His emergence is a relief to our sufferings, a breath to life, a hope never expected, a grace and a reaffirmation of God still rules in the affairs of men. With him, Rivers State will be a State that will be set as a standard for other States and developed Cities outside the shores of Nigeria.

In all, the people were elated and now more than before, ready to be transformed. This they showed by displaying their PVCs, as a proof that they are ready to bring joy to their domains by voting in Leaders that have them at heart and voting out those that doesn’t. That, because none has ever remembered their existence in this deepest part of the State, save the ACCORD campaign Team and her candidates, which has in turn brought smiles on their once “hope lost faces”, they will by all means necessary give them not only their support, but their votes, they assured.

 

The ACCORD Ship continues her sail farther into the deeper most part of the rest of the 23 LGAs. Join us in One ACCORD as we all feel our pains together, know our emptiness and dare to not only proffer solutions, but fill the emptiness and remove the pains, that we may once more enjoy a Rivers State of our DREAM when we take over the Leadership of the State after the victory of 2nd March 2019. ACCORD is the Party.

 

  • Chief Dumo Lulu Briggs and Otua Hart Nakwaasah remains the Governorship and Deputy Governorship candidates
  • Number One is the position of the Party on the Ballot
  • Rivers State is the State

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