Timipre Sylva, the gubernatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) of the November 11 elections in Bayelsa has described the court order which sacked him from contesting as ‘jankara judgement.’
According to Sylva, the judgment can not stand because it is against natural justice.
He further claimed some people who are afraid of his rising profile and have started panicking ahead of the polls are behind the court order.
Recall that an Abuja High Court on Monday disqualified Sylva from contesting the November governorship election.
Justice Donatus Okorowo who gave the order held that allowing Sylva to contest the November 11 governorship polls would be against the constitution of the country which states that no person should be voted for as a governor more than twice.
The Judge explained that Sylva having been sworn in twice and ruled for five years as governor of Bayelsa would breach the 1999 constitution as amended if allowed to contest again.
Reacting personally to the court order, Sylva, who spoke for the first time after the court ruling while campaigning in Agoro in the Ekeremor local government area of Bayelsa on Thursday, told the people and his supporters not to be dismayed.
He urged them to come out in large numbers on election day and vote for APC.
Sylva said: “Some people are afraid of the election, they are panicking, so they went and procure some jankara judgement. We want to assure you that that judgment will not stand because it is against natural justice. So just carry on, no worries at all just come out and vote for us and I assure you that the lives of the people of this community will never be the same again.
“I know the problem of non-recognition of the traditional ruler of Agoro, that is the problem I almost resolved before I left office, this time I am coming back to resolve it permanently.
“I have also promised that since the Senatorial road has gotten to Ekeremor Town, we will continue that road from where it has stopped and take it to Agge.
Every government will do something, I did that road and stopped somewhere, Seriake Dickson took it to Ekeremor and now I am going to take it to Agge Community.
“The combination of myself and Joshua Maciver is what is good for you, so on November 11, make sure that you vote for me and the APC.”