GTB 737 banner Yudala banner

Sylva alleges rigging, vows to challenge Dickson’s re-election as Bayelsa Governor

By News Express on 12/01/2016

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon

Views: 1,299


Candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the just-concluded Bayelsa governorship election, Chief Timipre Sylva, yesterday vowed to challenge the result in court.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had on Sunday declared incumbent governor Seriake Dickson, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), winner of the election.

Addressing journalists in the state capital Yenagoa, Sylva alleged that INEC and PDP in the state worked in concert to rig the election in favour of PDP.

He said that he had officially complained before the election that the present structure of INEC in the state would not conduct a credible election since it was constituted to deliver the former president and the PDP in last year’s general elections.

His words: “I said in the beginning that I do not have confidence in the REC and the Admin Secretary, that I do not expect a fair treatment if these people were to preside over the election.

“I said so over and over and over again. I even reduced it to writing, and we sent the petition. Usually before elections of this nature, the INEC officials are switched. But this time, they chose to keep this team that was already in place set up by the PDP as rigging machine.

“This was the same team that returned almost 100 percent of all votes in Bayelsa to the former president. And we felt that these people could not have given us a free and fair treatment. But unfortunately, our cries fell on deaf ears. Yesterday, they proved themselves true to type.”

The former governor argued that the election could have been further declared inconclusive since about 53,000 votes were still outstanding as cancelled votes. He said in places where APC won, results were cancelled, but where PDP won, the results were entered.

He further alleged that the rigging started from the distribution of materials as materials were taken to voting centres by vehicles provided by the PDP and diverted.

According to him, the same set of collation officers and SPOs used in the December election were used on Saturday’s election; a situation he said aided the rigging process.

He maintained that in any free and fair election in Bayelsa State, APC will always win and appealed to the supporters of the party to keep calm.

•Photo shows Sylva.

Source News Express

Posted 12/01/2016 05:33:47 AM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon


 

CLASSIFIED ADS

Loss Off Your Belly Fats, Upper Arm Fat and Body Fats In 2weeks Time.. Click HERE To Start Now!

Let us build the most comprehensive online database of worthy and credible Nigerians from all walks of life. It is worth doing!

 

You may also like...
Nigerian Navy takes delivery of new war ship...

Half of Wike’s cabinet members lobbying to join...

Dickson inaugurates Caretaker Committee Chairmen, warns against payroll...

Obiano promises to resolve Anambra-Enugu boundary disputes

Ambode declares war on Badoo, mobilises traditional rulers...

Buhari signs extradition treaty on anti-corruption war, others...

Edo youths face hard time as police go...

UBA promotes 3,000 Staff

APGA demands release of IPOB Leader Nnamdi Kanu...

Security, response agencies flag off quarterly route march...

FBI Most Wanted suspect captured

2,000 Aba residents benefit from lawmaker’s medical outreach...

 

Latest News 7 labour leaders perish in auto crash Fidelity Bank seals partnership deal to empower young entrepreneurs Court orders FG to reinstate NEMA spokesperson 4 years after compulsory retirement Police on red alert over attacks on places of worship Teachers demand transfer of primary school salary to states Yudala commits to best prices nationwide for Black Friday Nigeria very close to achieving self-sufficiency in rice — Minister PDP National Convention: Okowa makes case for ‘free, fair, transparent process’ Mikel, Moses, Martins, Ikeme, Ezenwa, Oshoala, Quadri nominated for Nigerian Awards for Sporting Excellence HURIWA condemns Mubi Boko Haram attack, release of detained terrorists Obiano receives certificate of return, hails Buhari, security agencies for a good job NiMet forecasts cloudy to sunny conditions for today

 

Most Read Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (295,515 views) NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (279,028 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (225,737 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (189,932 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (181,509 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (166,538 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (144,395 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (130,771 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (127,530 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (116,660 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (113,944 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (108,294 views)

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (31) Business (2,780) Business Verdict (26) Columnists (769) Complaints & Requests (93) Enterprise & Opportunities (187) Entertainment (407) Features (510) Global Business Monitor (192) International (1,652) Interviews (138) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (84) News (30,450) Opinion (838) Pidgin (9) Politics (4,122) Religion (649) Sports (1,357) Stock Watch (24) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

UBA mobile app

CBN Words on marble

 

 

Argentina vs Nigeria

 

APO Group Partner

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

Loss Off Your Belly Fats, Upper Arm Fat and Body Fats In 2weeks Time.. Click HERE To Start Now!

Let us build the most comprehensive online database of worthy and credible Nigerians from all walks of life. It is worth doing!

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera

Advertisement



 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

Loss Off Your Belly Fats, Upper Arm Fat and Body Fats In 2weeks Time.. Click HERE To Start Now!

Let us build the most comprehensive online database of worthy and credible Nigerians from all walks of life. It is worth doing!