The gubernatorial candidate of the All Progressive Congress in Bayelsa State, Timipre Sylva has disclosed his plans of challenging the results of the just concluded Bayelsa elections in the court of law. He alleges that the Resident Electoral Commissioner and his administrative secretary were biased and thus, became agents of rigging for the PDP in the state.
The PDP won the elections by polling a total of 134,998 votes, beating their closest rival, the APC, which had 86,852 votes. The acting national chairman of the PDP, Uche Secondus, while congratulating the PDP on its victory, lamented the spate of violence that occurred during the election. He alleged that this shows that the APC led administration of President Muhammadu Buhari is not well disposed to free and fair elections on which they were able to come into power.
On the other hand, the deputy national chairman of the APC, Timi Frank, has alleged the APC’s loss to the inability of Sylva to to reconcile all disgruntled elements in the state chapter of the APC. He is of the opinion that the APC, being divided, didn’t stand a chance of victory at the just concluded polls.
In all, if Sylva indeed goes to court, we all hope that the court does justice to the case.
Author: Olanrewaju Olamide
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