Sylva loses last hope as S'Court affirms Dickson is Bayelsa gov
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Sylva loses last hope as S’Court affirms Dickson is Bayelsa gov

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Sylva loses last hope as S'Court affirms Dickson is Bayelsa gov

Timipre Sylva has been asked to rest his ambition of governing Bayelsa State at least for now, as the Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed the appeal filed by the All Progressives Congress’ (APC’s) candidate in the last governorship election in the state.

Justice Tanko Muhammad-led seven-man panel of the apex court unanimously affirmed the election of the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP’s) candidate, Governor Seriake Dickson, who was declared winner of the election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

The court had after listening to several petitions filed with respect to the dispute over the last year’s governorship election in Bayelsa State, delivered its judgment and Justice Muhammad, in his declaration, promised to give reasons for the apex court decision ‎on November 18.

Sylva who had petitioned the outcome of the election both before Bayelsa State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal and Appeal Court, had his petitions dismissed in those two occasions.

He however, proceeded to the Supreme Court, where again he was asked to go and rest.

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Reacting to the ruling, Governor Dickson described it as well deserved, and a further confirmation of his overwhelming triumph at the polls.
 
He commended the Judiciary for rising up to the occasion by standing firm even as he used the occasion to express his gratitude to the people of the State for their unwavering support before, during and after the last governorship election in the state.
 
“This is a total victory and it is for the entire people of Byelsa State and a victory for our the Nation’s democracy” he noted.
 
By Ebere Ndukwu …

 

 

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