Bayelsa guber poll: Judiciary has vindicated itself – Sylva


Following the Appeal court verdict reinstating him as the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bayelsa State, Timipre Sylva has said that the judiciary has vindicated itself.

Recall that the High Court in Abuja had on October 9 declared that Sylva was not eligible to participate in the gubernatorial contest having already spent five years in office as governor of the state.

The Court of Appeal reversed the high court verdict on Tuesday, reinstating Sylva as APC candidate for the November 11 guber poll.

Sylva reacted to the development on Tuesday in Abuja after meeting with the Deputy National Chairman, North, Bukar Dalori and the National Secretary of the party, Senator Ajibola Bashir.

The immediate past Minister of Petroleum insisted that it was very clear that the APC is going to win the November 11 governorhip election.


Sylva said that was the reason the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) decided to go to court to stop him to make sure he’s not on the ballot.

Sylva stated: “Today, when the court now said that the guy who did not participate at all in the process had no locus, and I was a little bit confused, but the judiciary has vindicated itself.”

He said although the person that took him to court claim to be a member of APC, the suit was orchestrated by the PDP.

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