Bayelsa Poll: Appeal Court Reverses Timipre Sylva’s Disqualification As APC Candidate

Joseph Emeribe 2023-11-10 0

The Court of Appeal in Abuja has finally cleared the coast for former Minister of
Petroleum Resources, TIMIPRE SYLVA to participate in this tomorrow’s
governorship election in Bayelsa State.
The appellate court today dismissed the last of the chains of suits seeking the
exclusion of the All-Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in the
gubernatorial poll.
Delivering judgment in an appeal instituted against Sylva and two others by one
Hon Isikima Ogbomade Johnson, Justice Binta Zubar held that the suit was not
only unjustifiable but brought in bad faith by the appellant against the respondents.
The Court agreed with Chief James Ogwu Onoja, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria
(SAN), that the allegations of taking the oath of governorship office twice being
held against Sylva cannot stand in the face of law because competent courts had
invalidated the first one.