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INEC adds Sylva to Bayelsa Governorship candidates’ list after court order

Written by on November 7, 2023

Governorship election in Bayelsa State, the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has added the name of the candidate of the APC, Timipre Sylva, to the final list of candidates for the poll.

INEC, in the new list published on its website, says the addition of Sylva’s name was in compliance with an Appeal Court judgement delivered on October 31, 2023 which reversed the sacking of Sylva’s candidacy for the poll.

In the new list sighted by journalists, Sylva’s name was penciled as APC governorship candidate whilst that of Maciver Joshua was written as his running mate.

On October 10, a Federal High Court in Abuja disqualified Sylva from participating in the state governorship election.

Justice Okorowo ruled that Sylva, having been sworn in twice and served five years as governor of the state, would breach the 1999 constitution as amended if allowed to contest again.

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