Tribunal to deliver judgment on Bayelsa gov’ship tussle today
The Bayelsa State Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal in Abuja will today deliver judgment in the petition challenging the election of Governor Seriake Dickson.
The chairman of the tribunal, Justice Kazeem Alogba, fixed the date after the conclusion of hearing on the materials provided by the APC candidate, Timipre Sylva.
Sylva’s counsel, Sebastine Hon (SAN), had alleged widespread malpractices against the PDP in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area, during the December 5 and 6, 2015 governorship election, and the re-run held on January 9, 2016.
He claimed that the Resident Electoral Commissioner erred by failing to complete the election process, which was declared inconclusive, necessitating a rerun.
But Dickson’s counsel, Taye Oyetibo (SAN) and Emeka Etiaba (SAN), opposed the application on the grounds that there was no election in the area due to wide spread violence.
Gov. Seriake Dickson