Tribunal Upholds Seriake Dickson’s Election As Bayelsa Governor
The Bayelsa State governorship election tribunal has upheld the election of Mr. Seriake Dickson as governor.
In its ruling on the petition filed by the APC and its governorship candidate, Mr. Timipre Sylva, the tribunal held that the supplementary election that took place on January 9, 2016, was proper and valid.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bayelsa State had challenged the return of Governor Seriake Dickson in the election, saying the entire process was untidy.
The party attributed the victory of Governor Dickson to manipulation of results announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
The APC also questioned the cancellation of results in their stronghold, lamenting the prevention of the party agents from partaking in the collation process.