Abuja Court Clears APC’s Sylva To Contest Bayelsa Guber

The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja on Tuesday dismissed the application filed by Honorable Isikima O. Johnson against the nomination of the All Progressive Congress (APC) governorship candidate, Chief Timpre Sylva, ahead of the forthcoming Bayelsa election.

Johnson, an APC chieftain and governorship aspirant had contended in Suit No: FHC/ABJ/CS/575/2023, that Sylva having been allegedly elected two times as Bayelsa governor, ought to have been disqualified from participating in the APC primary election.

APC, the Independent National Electoral Commission( INEC) and Sylva were listed as defendants in the case.

The applicant further contended that the APC was duty-bound to commence and conclude primary election in Bayelsa State in accordance with the provisions of the Electoral Act, 2022 and the regulations and guidelines of the political party, having demanded and received the sum of Ten Million Naira (10,000,000) from him and five other aspirants.