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Sylva loses at Supreme Court

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By Sunday Ejike Benjamin

Former governor of Bayelsa state, Chief Timipre Sylva’s hopes of returning as governor have been dashed as the Supreme Court threw out the suit filed by Sylva challenging his ouster from the 2012 gubernatorial race in Bayelsa state.
Sylva had approached the Federal High Court Abuja to stop PDP from replacing him having won the primaries for the governorship contest much earlier.
However, the embattled former governor has grudgingly accepted the Supreme Court ruling as: ‘Dark Day for Democracy’. A statement signed by Doifie Ola, his media aide, further said: “As a democrat, Chief Timipre Sylva accepts today’s ruling of the Supreme Court of Nigeria. He however considers the decision of the apex court as dark for democracy and justice in Nigeria”.

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