Sacked Bayelsa Speaker faces fresh battle to regain seat

TVC E, POLITICS - The sacked Speaker of the Bayelsa State House of Assembly, Kombowei Benson will today (Saturday, March 5) engage in a fresh electoral battle to regain his lost Southern Ijaw Constituency 4 seat. The PDP-dominated House, in cahoots with the executive arm, had allegedly conspired to leave the office of the speaker vacant pending the outcome of the election. It was learnt that Benson was seriously pursuing a victory at the rerun poll to bounce back as the speaker. Benson was kicked out of the seat by the Appeal Court sitting in Port-Harcourt, Rivers State, in a case filed by the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the constituency, Mr. Ebifaghe Orunimighe. There are indications that the former Speaker may return following disagreements in the fold of the APC.  The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) will also conduct rerun election in Ekeremor Constituency 3, where the Appeal Court also nullified...