Former Bayelsa State Governor, Chief Timipre Sylva, has withdrawn his suit challenging the victory of Senator Ben Murray-Bruce in the April National Assembly election.
It was learnt that the withdrawal request was made through counsel for Sylva, Mr. Sydney Ibanichuka.
Ibanichuka, however, refused to give details, insisting that it was done based on personal sacrifice and need for peace in the Bayelsa East Senatorial District.
His words: “The reason for the withdrawal of the petitions was for the interest of peace. Well, the reason for the withdrawal is best known to the petitioners but they have agreed to withdraw for the interest of peace in Bayelsa and Nigeria at large.
“I want to see the withdrawal as a personal sacrifice from their hearts.The petitioner had secured the Tribunal’s order to inspect the election materials. Also, he secured an order for fonresic experts to examine the materials.They had a good case that borders on irregularities in the election. The decision is a sacrifice.”