Dickson says victory well deserved... thanks Bayelsans, applauds judiciary

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The Supreme Court of Nigeria has dismissed the election petition against Bayelsa’s Governor Seriake Dickson filed by his All Progressives Congress, APC, challenger, Timipre Sylva.

This decision of the court was made known in the evening of Tuesday, November 8, 2016.

Governor Dickson has described the Supreme Court ruling upholding his victory in the last governorship election in the State as well deserved.

According to him, the victory is a further confirmation of his overwhelming triumph at the polls.

Reacting to the victory, Governor Dickson commended the Judiciary for rising up to the occasion by standing firm and reaffirming the earlier decisions of the tribunal and the Appeal Court, which had also dismissed the petition of the All Progressives Congress, APC candidate, Chief Timipre Sylva contesting his victory.

Governor Dickson used the occasion to express his gratitude to the people of the State for their unwavering support before, during and after the last governorship election in the state.

While thanking God for his victory at the apex court, he restated his commitment to developing the state to the best of his abilities, stressing that, despite the economic downturn, his administration will not renege on its agenda of restoration consolidation.

“This is a total victory and it is for the entire people of Bayelsa State and a victory for our the nation’s democracy” he noted.

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