But his rival in the contest, former governor of Bayelsa State and candidate of the APC, Chief Timipre Sylva dissatisfied with the outcome of the election result has gone to the Bayelsa State Election Tribunal to challenge INEC that he won the election and should therefore be declared as the winner.
After all the processes of preliminary legal fireworks the matter had been fixed for hearing on the 3rd of May 2016, when the APC candidate, Chief Sylva is expected to open his case by calling his witnesses to testify all the truth they know on that election.
On the 10th instant, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) will open her defense, while the governor of Bayelsa State, of the PDP, Hon. Henry Seriake Dickson and his Party, the PDP are to open defense on the 20th and 30th.
The Chairman of the Tribunal, Justice Kazeem Alogba had announced to the parties to put their witnesses in readiness, and that the Tribunal shall waste no time to entertain unnecessary motions in the course of proceedings.
Chief Sylva's Lawyer, Mr. Felix Okoroti and his counterpart of INEC, Mr. Alex Ajesieme welcomed the development and assured of compliance.