Dissatisfied Sylva Heads To Appeal Court



The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bayelsa State in the 2023 election, Chief Timipre Sylva has expressed dissatisfaction with Monday’s Bayelsa Governorship Election Tribunal judgment and expressed his readiness to appeal the ruling.

A statement signed by his Special Assistant on Media and Public Affairs, Julius Bokoru, said the Minister of State for Petroleum under former President Muhammadu Buhari immediately held a meeting with elders and stakeholders of the party after the judgement.

Rising from the meeting, the former Governor of Bayelsa directed his legal team to immediately seek justice at the Court of Appeal.

Prior to the judgement, Sylva had accused the tribunal of bias following alleged several infractions observed by his lawyers during the hearing of the case.

He subsequently filed an interlocutory appeal demanding the dissolution of the panel and reconstitution of a new one.

Sylva said, “We are not satisfied with the decision of the tribunal. But this is just a court of first instance and after meeting with the elders and critical stakeholders of our great party, the APC, we directed our legal team to seek justice for Bayelsa at the Supreme Court.”

The governorship candidate assured the people of Bayelsa that the Court of Appeal would surely correct the travesty perpetrated by the tribunal.

He declared that the liberation of Bayelsa was close and that “justice was inevitable for the traumatised people of the state,” appealing to them to remain positive, law-abiding and steadfast.

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