Omo-Agege Faults Tribunal Judgment, Files Appeal

The legal team of the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Delta State, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, has been instructed to immediately file an appeal against the judgment of the governorship election tribunal that upheld the election of Sheriff Oborevwori as governor of Delta State.

Senator Omo-Agege who gave the charge said the Tribunal ignored fundamental errors that marred the March 18, 2023 governorship election and fatally undermined the declaration of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, as the winner of the poll.

In its ruling, the three-member tribunal presided over by Justice C. H. Ahuchaogu confirmed that Oborevwori had won the state’s governor election on March 18, 2023.

The tribunal held that the petition contained unsubstantiated allegations, noting that it was devoid of merit and speculative.

However, reacting to the judgment, Omo-Agege said he was appealing the judgment.

Senator Omo-Agege stated that while he acknowledged the panel’s ruling, it had flaws in a statement by Sunny Areh, his media adviser.

The former Senate President said: “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, INEC.

“I respect the decision of the Tribunal, but it is flawed. I do not doubt 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,” Senator Omo-Agege stated.

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