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Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) delists Sylva as Bayelsa APC governorship candidate



The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has delisted Chief Timipriye Sylva from the list of candidates for the November 11 governorship election in Bayelsa State.....PROCEED.FULL.READING>>>

Sylva, who is the APC candidate for the off-cycle election in the State, was disqualified by a Federal High Court in Abuja from contesting the election on the ground that he has been been sworn in twice.

The former Minister of State for Petroleum Resources has appealed the judgement of the lower court while the Appeal. court has fixed Friday for hearing in the appeal.

In an amended list of candidate published by the commission on its website on Tuesday night, the commission also removed the name of the Deputy Governorship, Joshua Maciver.

The commission cited the court order as the reason for the development.

The commission also included the name of the PRP candidate for the election Uchechukwu Ishiodu and his deputy, Ahumbe Chiazor on the list of candidates for the Imo Governorship election also citing court order.

The amended list was signed by the Secretary to the commission, Rose Oriaran-Anthony.

Chairman of the commission, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, told political party leaders on Tuesday that court orders and judgements were creating problems for the commission in printing sensitive materials for the elections.

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