Adedayo Akinwale in Abuja
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has included the name of Timipre Sylva and his running mate, Joshua Maciver of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the November 11 governorship election in Bayelsa.
The electoral body had two weeks ago removed Sylva’ name on the list, citing court order as the reason for removing his name. The amended list uploaded on the Commission’s website on Tuesday, October 24, indicated that the name of Sylva and his running mate Maciver were not included for the Bayelsa election.
In the list signed by the Secretary to the Commission, Rose Oriaran-Anthony, the Commission had cited High Court order as the reason for removing Sylva’s name from the amended list.
The decision, However, did not go down well with the ruling APC, as it had described the decision of the Commission as premature.
Following the judgement of the Appeal Court last week that upturned the decision of the High Court and reinstated Sylva as APC’s candidate in Bayelsa, the Commission in the amended the list released yesterday, included his name as part of the candidates that participate in the Saturday’s election.