The supreme court has dismissed the appeal filed by Timipre Sylva the All Progressives Congress’ candidate in the last governorship election in Bayelsa state,.
The seven-man panel of the apex court led by Justice Tanko Muhammad, unanimously affirmed the election of the Peoples Democratic Party’s candidate, Governor Seriake Dickson, who was returned as the winner of the poll by the Independent National Electoral Commission.
Delivering a summary of the lead judgment, Justice Muhammad said he would give his reasons for his decision next week .
Earlier before the court verdict, there was tight security at the Bayelsa State Government House to prevent any unforssen occurence.
However, immedietely after the court verdict, there was jubilation at the state house and among PDP members.