The Federal High Court in Abuja, on Tuesday, dismissed a suit seeking to disqualify a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva, from contesting the November 11 governorship election in Bayelsa State. THE PUNCH reports.JAMB Portal
Sylva is the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress in Bayelsa State.
The suit seeking to disqualify him was filed by Isikima Johnson, who contended that Sylva was not qualified to run for governorship because he had taken the oath of allegiance as a governor twice.
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Johnson also alleged irregularities in the April 14, 2023 APC primary election, which produced Sylva as a governorship candidate.
But Justice Inyang Ekwo dismissed the suit for lacking in merit.informationguidenigeria
Also, the court rejected the suit because it was not instituted within 14 days of the subject matter occurring, hence, it became academic.NYSC Portal
“In the same vein, the case of the plaintiff, having been demolished by overwhelming exhibits tendered by the APC and Timipre Sylva, has no legs to stand upon in the face of the law.
“I make an order, dismissing this case and it is hereby dismissed for lacking in merit,” Justice Ekwo held.
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