Dickson Wins Once Again, as Sylva is Floored
The Court of Appeal today dismissed the suit filed by former Governor of Bayelsa State, Timipre Sylva's in his bid to unseat Governor Seriake Dickson at the Court of Appeal in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
The Court of Appeal dismissed the suit for lack of jurisdiction to adjudicate on the matter.
It would be recalled that this is about the third or fourth time Sylva would be challenging the candidacy of Governor Dickson as the flag bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) for the 2012 Governorship election in the State.
In the ruling of the previous case, the Presiding Judge, Justice Lambo Akanbi had observed that too many courts had entertained the suit in question.
The recent case is even coming on the heels of Sylva's defection to the All Progressive Congress, APC along with his few loyalists who are already engaged in leadership tussle of the party in the State and by so doing, threatening the existing peace and progress in the State.
This is a clear indication of Sylva's attempt to grab power at all cost and whose action constitutes an abuse of judicial process.
Applauding the Judiciary for its forthrightness in upholding justice, Governor Dickson on his part congratulated the third arm of Government for not allowing itself to be used as a tool to subvert justice, stressing that, the Judiciary has remained the last bastion of the common man.
Daniel Iworiso Markson
Chief Press Secretary to the Governor of Bayelsa State