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APC, Sylva urge Appeal Court to void Dickson’s election

16 August 2016, 15:44

Abuja - The All Progressives Congress (APC) and its candidate in the Bayelsa State governorship election, Timipre Sylva have appealed the July 26 judgment of the state’s Election Petition Tribunal, which upheld the return of Seriake Dickson as winner of the election, reports Leadership.

The appeal was filed at  the Court of Appeal in Abuja on August 14.

In the appeal, filed by their lawyer, Sebastine Hon (SAN), the APC and Sylva faulted the tribunal’s judgment and raised 24 grounds of appeal.

Also read: Tribunal upholds Dickson’s election as Bayelsa governor

They argued, among others, that the three-member tribunal, led by Justice Kazeem Alogba, misled itself, misapplied the law and came to a wrong verdict.

Sylva and APC also faulted the tribunal for allegedly making contradictory findings.

They argued that the tribunal erred in law when, despite the strong case they made and proved, the tribunal still held that Dickson was validly elected.

Sylva and APC according to the Nation are asking the Court of Appeal to, among others, set aside the judgment and grant their reliefs as contained in their petition or the alternative reliefs, including the cancellation of the poll and ordering a fresh election.

- News 24


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