Delta Tribunal verdict: Ogboru, Emerhor to appeal

Delta Tribunal verdict: Ogboru, Emerhor to appeal

Tuesday, October 27, 2015 7:55 am

Great Ogboru: mulls appeal

Great Ogboru: mulls appeal

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.”

APC Chairman Prophet Jones Erue said the tribunal’s decision was a miscarriage of justice, which the party would appeal.



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