Yenogoa - The Bayelsa State Elections Petition Tribunal on Wednesday commenced a per-trial hearing into the petition filed by a former Bayelsa State governor and the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Timipre Sylva against the election of Ben Murray-Bruce as Senator for the Bayelsa East Senatorial District, reports Thisday.
Sylva had approached the tribunal asking it to declare Murray-Bruce unqualified to contest the March 28 National Assembly election.
The former governor is hinging his argument on the Senator’s alleged dual citizenship and refusal to relinquish such before the election.
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He is also asking the tribunal to disqualify Murray-Bruce due to the irregularities and manipulations allegedly carried out by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its agents during the election in Brass and other parts of the district.
He is urging the tribunal to uphold his candidature and declare him the valid winner of the election.
Read more at Thisday.
- News 24