Delta: Appeal Court Affirms Oborevwori’s Election Victory, Dismisses APC Petition

"Appeal Court Affirms Governor Oborevwori's Victory, Reinforcing Democratic Principles in Delta State"

In a significant legal development, the Appeal Court sitting in Lagos State has upheld the election victory of Governor Sheriff Oborevwori in the Delta State gubernatorial election held on March 18.

Delta: Appeal Court Affirms Oborevwori’s Election Victory, Dismisses APC Petition
Governor Sheriff Oborevwori

The court’s decision comes after a thorough review of the appeal brought forward by Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, the governorship candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Delta State, challenging the previous verdict of the Delta State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal.

The appellate court, in its ruling, declared that Senator Ovie Omo-Agege’s appeal lacked merit, thereby reinforcing the legitimacy of Governor Oborevwori’s election. This ruling follows the earlier decision by the Delta State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal, which had upheld Oborevwori’s victory on September 29.

Senator Omo-Agege had taken his case to the Court of Appeal, asserting that the judgment of the election petition tribunal was flawed. Governor Oborevwori, on the other hand, argued vehemently for the dismissal of the appeal, asserting that it was devoid of merit.

In a landmark judgment delivered on Friday, the Court of Appeal not only reaffirmed Sheriff Oborevwori’s election but also emphatically dismissed Senator Omo-Agege’s appeal, asserting that it failed to meet the threshold of merit required for reconsideration.

Furthermore, the Appeal Court delivered another decisive verdict by dismissing the appeal lodged by the Labour Party (LP) and its gubernatorial candidate, Ken Pela. The LP and Pela had contested the lower tribunal’s ruling, which had previously upheld Governor Oborevwori’s election.

This latest ruling by the Appeal Court in Lagos solidifies the victory of Governor Sheriff Oborevwori in the Delta State gubernatorial election.

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