Tuesday, October 27, 2015 7:55 am
Delta State Labour Party governorship candidate, Great Ogboru and Olorogun O’tega Emerhor, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have said they would appeal the judgment delivered by the Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal, sitting in Asaba, the state capital.
The tribunal upheld the election of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the April 11 poll.
Ogboru described the tribunal’s verdict as a travesty of justice and said he would challenge the decision at the Appeal Court.
Emerhor also said the verdict was at variance with recent precedence in Rivers and Akwa Ibom states, whose cases he said were similar to Delta’s. He vowed to pursue the recovery of his mandate in higher courts.
“This is a first-level court. We will go to the Court of Appeal and eventually to the Supreme Court. Our case is not different from that of Rivers and Akwa Ibom states. They will all be tested at the higher courts.”