Breaking News: INEC removes APC’s Timipre Sylva from Bayelsa election after court order: The All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate, Chief Timipre Sylva, and his deputy, Joshua Maciver, have been formally removed by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from the pool of eligible candidates for the 2019 Bayelsa State governorship election. Enoughinfo.com
Breaking News: INEC removes APC’s Timipre Sylva from Bayelsa election after court order
This decision was taken in response to a recent court ruling. By directing the APC candidates to be disqualified from the race.
INEC Secretary Rose Oriarian-Anthony verified in a statement that the Commission has. This is in accordance with Section 32 of the Electoral Act, 2022 (as amended), released the list of candidates for the Bayelsa State governorship election on June 9, 2023. Mohbad’s wife accused of affair with late husbands manager
However, INEC got a court order regarding the APC candidate’s candidacy for the 2023 Bayelsa State gubernatorial election after this article was published.
Section 287 of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 Constitution (as amended) provided the legal basis for the court ruling that resulted in the expulsion of Chief Timipre Sylva and Joshua Maciver. INEC is required by this clause to strictly implement court orders.
“In light of the court order received after the publication of the candidates’ list, the Independent National Electoral Commission is obligated to adhere to the judicial directive,” stated Oriarian-Anthony.