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PDP files suit to disqualify Sylva from Bayelsa poll

09 November 2015, 15:06

Yenagoa - The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate in the Bayesla State governorship election, Gov. Seriake Dickson, have approached a Federal High Court in Abuja to disqualify the All Progressives Congress governorship candidate in the December 5 election, Timipre Sylva, reports Thisday.

 They are arguing that Sylva is no longer eligible to contest in the election having been elected twice into that office.

Also read: Gov. Dickson describes APC as party of aspirants without members

Sylva won the 2007 governorship election in the state and his election was nullified by the Court of Appeal, which ordered a rerun that was again won by him.

They noted that Section 182 (1) (b) states that no person shall be qualified for election to the office of Governor of a state if “he has been elected to such office at any two previous elections.

They stated that allowing Sylva to contest in the December 5 governorship election would mean that he would be serving more than the maximum period of eight years allowed by the constitution, hence his ineligibility.

The court is yet to fix a date for the hearing of the suit.

Read more at Thisday.

- News 24


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21 October 2016, 16:01

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