The All Progressives Congress governorship candidate in Delta State, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, has directed his legal team to immediately proceed with an appeal against Friday’s judgment of the Election Petitions Tribunal that upheld the election of Sheriff Oborevwori as the governor of the state.
Omo-Agege made this known in a statement issued by his Media Adviser, Sunny Areh, shortly after the judgement.
He said, “The tribunal failed to reckon with the fundamental flaws in the March 18, 2023 governorship election that mortally rendered the declaration of the Peoples Democratic Party as the winner untenable.”
The statement further read, “It is a no brainer that the tribunal operated under a very challenging environment. It therefore ignored the unassailable evidence adduced to question the validity of lawful votes as declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission.
“I respect the decision of the Tribunal, but it is flawed. I have no doubt that these flaws which the Tribunal failed to address will be dispassionately evaluated at the Court of Appeal.
“I have, therefore, directed my legal team to immediately proceed to the Court of Appeal and continue with the fight to restore the sanctity of the people’s vote.”
The PUNCH reports that in its judgment, Justice C.H. Ahuchaogu-led three-member tribunal panel affirmed the return of Oborevwori as the winner of the March 18, 2023 gubernatorial election in the state.
The tribunal held that the petitioners failed to prove allegations of non-compliance with the Electoral Act, and corrupt practices beyond a reasonable doubt.
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