Justice Inyang Eden Ekwo of the Federal High Court in Abuja has dismissed a suit seeking disqualification of former Petroleum Resources Minister, Timipre Sylva from contesting the November governorship election in Bayelsa State.

The suit instituted against the All Progressive Congress, APC, Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, and Sylvia was thrown out for lack of merit. In a judgment on Tuesday, Ekwo held that the plaintiff, Hon Isikima Ogbomade Johnson, failed to establish issues raised in the suit to warrant the disqualification of Sylva from the governorship poll.

Among others, the judge held that the plaintiff failed to establish the allegation that the APC did not conduct a lawful primary election that produced Sylva.