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INEC defends Dickson’s victory at tribunal

20 May 2016, 16:12

Abuja - The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has defended the victory of Gov. Seriake Dickson Of Bayelsa State in December 5 and January governorship election in the state, reports Sun.

The commission on Thursday told the Bayelsa State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Abuja that the election that produced Governor Dickson was free, fair and was held in substantial compliance with the Electoral Act.

INEC stated this as it opened its defence in the petition brought by the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and former Governor of the state, Timipre Sylva, challenging the emergence of Dickson at the polls as well as the credibility of the election.

Also read: PDP welcomes outcome of Bayelsa election

Thisday reports that APC and its governorship candidate, Sylva, are challenging the election of Gov Dickson, who was the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the election

The petitioners are challenging the validity of the election over alleged widespread violence and substantial non-compliance with the Electoral Act.

- News 24


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