Sylva rejects Bayelsa tribunal verdict, heads to Appeal Court

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The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress in Bayelsa State and former Minister of State, Petroleum, Timipre Sylva, has rejected the Bayelsa Governorship Election Tribunal judgement which upheld the election of Douye Diri because the state governor.

Dissatisfied with the tribunal’s judgement, Sylva held a closed-door assembly with elders and stakeholders of the social gathering to debate the following plan of action.

Following the assembly, he directed his authorized workforce to hunt justice on the Court of Appeal.

“We are not satisfied with the decision of the tribunal. But this is just a court of first instance and after meeting with the elders and critical stakeholders of our great party, the APC, we directed our legal team to seek justice for Bayelsa at the Supreme Court.”

The governorship candidate assured the individuals of Bayelsa that the court docket of attraction would absolutely appropriate the travesty perpetrated by the tribunal.

He stated the liberation of Bayelsa was shut and that justice was inevitable for the traumatized individuals of the state interesting to them to stay constructive, law-abiding, and steadfast.

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Sylva had in the midst of the sitting of the tribunal accused the tribunal of bias following a number of infractions noticed by his attorneys in the course of the listening to of the case.

Though he subsequently filed an interlocutory attraction demanding the dissolution of the panel and reconstitution of a brand new one, his petition was thrown out by the President of the Court of Appeal.

Earlier, the tribunal upheld the election that produced Diri because the state governor.

A 3-man panel led by Justice Adekunle Adeleye dismissed the petition filed by the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Timipre Sylva, and the social gathering for missing benefit.

In a unanimous choice, the tribunal held that the petitioners did not show any credible proof to again up any of the allegations they raised towards the re-election victory of Diri.

It held that the prayers of the petitioners had been contradictory.



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