Sylva Hails Appeal Court Judgment Returning Him As APC Candidate

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Timipre Sylva has hailed the Court of Appeal judgment that reinstated him as the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Bayelsa poll November 11.

A High Court had nullified Sylva’s candidature on the grounds that Sylva having been sworn in twice and ruled for five years as governor of Bayelsa would breach the 1999 constitution as amended if allowed to contest again but the Court of Appeal on Tuesday said the lower court was wrong in its verdict.

Hours after the judgment, Sylva, a former minister of state for petroleum, said the latest development is a big relief to him.

“I just feel relieved because it was confusing when that judgment came, but I feel very relieved today,” he said.