BREAKING: Court of Appeal Takes Action on Ex-Deputy Senate President Omo-Agege's Petition

BREAKING: Court of Appeal Takes Action on Ex-Deputy Senate President Omo-Agege's Petition

  • The Court of Appeal sitting in Lagos has reserved its judgment on the suit seeking to sack Governor Sheriff Oborevwori of Delta state
  • Ovie Omo-Agege, former deputy senate president and candidate of the APC in the March 18 governorship election, is challenging the victory of the governor at the appellate court
  • Kenneth Gbagi and Kennedy Pela of the SDP and Labour Party are also at the court against the PDP governor

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Ikeja, Lagos - The Court of Appeal in Lagos has reserved its judgment on the petition filed by Ovie Omo-Agege, the former deputy senate president and candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), against Governor Sheriff Oborevwori over the outcome of the March 18 governorship election in Delta State.

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According to The Nation, the candidates challenging the outcome of the election are Kenneth Gbagi and Kennedy Pela of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) and Labour Party (LP).

Ovie Omo-Agege/Sheriff Oborovwori/APC/PDP/Delta State
Court of Appeal reserves judgment of Omo-Agege suit against Delta Governor Photo Credit: Ovie Omo-Agege, Sheriff Oborevwori
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Justice Hamma Akawu Barka-led panel reserved its decision following the submission of the counsel to the parties.

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Oborevwori was declared the winner of the March 18 governorship election in Delta by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) after scoring 360,234 votes against Senator Omo-Agege, who garnered 240,229.

List of parties challenging victory of Governor Oborevwori of Delta in court

The APC, SDP and Labour Party and their candidates have expressed their dissatisfaction with the outcome of the poll and have challenged Oborevwori's victory before the Delta State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal.

But the tribunal in Asaba, the state capital, dismissed their petitions and affirmed the victory of Oborevwori, adding that the petitions of the opposition did not have merit and that the petitioners failed to prove their allegation of over-voting

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But the Delta State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Asaba affirmed the election of Oborevwor, saying the opposing petitions lacked merit, and failed to prove their allegations of over-voting, non-compliance with the Electoral Act, and over-voting.

Appeal court gives verdict on Ibori's daughter vs APC, PDP, NNPP

Legit.ng earlier reported that a Lagos-based court of appeal has dismissed the appeals filed by the APC, APGA and NNPP against Ibori-Suenu Erhiatake, the daughter of James Ibori, the former governor of Delta State.

The court affirmed the decision of the Delta's national and state house of assembly election petition tribunal that upheld the victory of Erhiatake in the February 25 election.

Erhiatake is a lawmaker representing the Ethiope Federal Constituency of Delta State in the House of Representatives.

Source: Legit.ng

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