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APC, Sylva urge Supreme Court to sack Dickson

06 October 2016, 19:30

Abuja - The All Progressives Congress (APC) and its candidates in the 2015 governorship election in Bayelsa State, Timipre Sylva have asked the Supreme Court to nullify the election of Seriake Dickson as the governor of the state.

The request formed part of the reliefs sought by the parties in an appeal filed before the apex court through their lawyer, Sebastine Hon (SAN).

They faulted the September 22 judgment of the Court of Appeal, Abuja division, which upheld Dickson’s victory in the governorship election.

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

Sylva and APC argued among others, that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) decision to cancel the December 6, 2015 election in Southern Ijaw local government area of the state and rescheduled it for January 9 this year was a breach of the provision of Section 26 (1( of the Electoral Act 2010.

They also argued that elections had taken place in Southern Ijaw before INEC cancelled it on the ground of “alleged but unproven” irregularities.

Sylva and his party are contending that the Court of Appeal misdirected itself and relied on hearsay evidence to arrive at its conclusion that election did not take place in Southern Ijaw

- News 24


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