- The Supreme Court has dismissed the appeal of Great Ogboru
- Ogboru was the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in the last election conducted in the state
- According to the apex court, the appeal by Ogboru was a waste of time
The election of Delta state governor, Ifeanyi Okowa of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has been affirmed by the Supreme Court on Wednesday, January 8.
The apex court in an unanimous judgement delivered by Justice Centus Nweze, said that the appellant, Great Ogboru failed to prove allegations of over-voting.
According to the judge, the appeal by the APC candidate is a waste of the precious time of the apex court.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that the election of Darius Ishaku as the governor of Tarab state was affirmed by the supreme court.
In a unanimous judgement delivered by Justice Ejembi Ekwo, the court held that the counsel to the APC admitted that the party had no candidate in the election and therefore has no locus standi to contest the election of the governor.
According to the judge, the appellant conceded the fact and went ahead to suggest that the supreme court allow one professor to step into the shoes of the disqualified candidate.
Justice Ekwo said that the replacement sort by APC did not participate in the election and cannot be accorded such value.
The judge also added that all the votes cast for that APC candidate are wasted votes and cannot be scooped from the ‘dustbin’ and given to another.
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