Bayelsa West: Court of Appeal rules against Seriake Dickson

Bayelsa West: Court of Appeal rules against Seriake Dickson

- The final outcome of the Bayelsa West Senatorial election has not yet been decided according to a recent court ruling

- Senator Seriake Dickson’s victory at the Federal High Court has been set aside by the Court of Appeal

- The appeal court disclosed the reason for making the decision

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A former governor of Bayelsa state, Seriake Dickson, is facing a suit seeking to sack him from the Nigerian Senate.

The Court of Appeal sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers state, has ruled that the ex-governor and now senator, has a case to answer in a suit seeking to disqualify him from contesting the concluded Bayelsa West Senatorial election.

Bayelsa West: Court of Appeal rules against Seriake Dickson
Senator Seriake Dickson is the immediate past governor of Bayelsa state. Photo: @iamHSDickson
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According to The Nation, the court on Thursday, January 7, faulted the decision of the Federal High Court for dismissing the suit against Dickson.

A three-man panel of the court ruled that the lower court was wrong to have arrived at its decision.

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The panel presided over by Justice U. Onyemenam, ordered the suit to be reassigned to another Federal High Court judge.

According to This Day, Dickson’s senatorial victory is being challenged by Owoupele Eneoriekumoh who alleged that the former governor submitted false and forged information to the electoral commission.

In another court case, the candidacy of Audu Ganiyu, the running mate of Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the September 2020 governorship election has been nullified.

According to The Punch, Ganiyu was disqualified by an Edo State High Court sitting in Benin City, on Wednesday, January 6.

The presiding judge, Justice H.A Courage-Ogbebor gave the judgment on the case in suit No: B/358/20 filed by Kadiri Oshoakhemhe, a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Still on politics, Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state has claimed that Nigerians are earnestly waiting for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to take over power from the All Progressives Congress (APC) in 2023 to enshrine good governance.

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A statement signed by Kelvin Ebiri, Wike's media aide, and sighted by on Wednesday, January 6, indicates that the Rivers state governor made the assertion at the inauguration of a road construction project.

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