Tuesday 31 October 2023

Appeal Court Delivers Judgement on Timipre Sylva's Status as APC Bayelsa Gov'norship Election Candidate

The Appeal Court sitting in Abuja has dismissed the High Court judgement disqualifying Bayelsa APC Governorship Candidate, Timipre Sylva, says Sylva is allowed to contest in Bayelsa State governorship election.

KAKAKIOODUA could recall that a member of the All Progressives Congress in the state, Demesuoyefa Kolomo, had in a suit marked FHC/ABJ/CS/821/2023 asked the court to determine whether Sylva was qualified to contest in the election, having occupied the office of governor of Bayelsa from May 29, 2007, to April 15, 2008, and May 27, 2008, to Jan. 27, 2012.

However, in a judgement delivered by Justice Donatus Okorowo held that allowing Sylva to contest again would breach the provision of the 1999 constitution having been sworn in twice and ruled for five years as a governor of the state.

The judge also said Sylva would spend more than eight years in office if allowed to participate in the election and eventually win.

More details later 


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