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The Tribunal rules against Senator Omo-Agege

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On Friday, the governorship election petition tribunal in Asaba, the capital of Delta State, denied the case filed by Sen. Ovie Omo-Agege, the candidate for governor of the All Progressives Congress, APC.

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You may remember that Sen. Omo-Agege filed a challenge to Sheriff Oborevwori, the governorship election winner and candidate for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on March 18, 2023.

Justice A.C. Ahuchaogu presided over the court that ruled that Omo-Agege’s case was without merit and should be rejected.

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Omo-Agege quickly responded to the election tribunal’s dismissal of his case with a statement authored by his media adviser, Sunny Areh.

He mentioned that he had instructed his legal team to appeal the tribunal’s decision at the appellate level.

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According to Omo-Agege, the appellate court is supposed to look at the case objectively and point out any problems that the lower court overlooked.

After today’s ruling by the governorship election tribunal upholding Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori’s election as governor of Delta State, the All Progressives Congress (APC) gubernatorial candidate and former Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, has instructed his legal team to immediately proceed with an appeal.

Senator Omo-Agege argued that the Tribunal did not take into account the fatal defects in the governorship election held on March 18, 2023, which made the declaration of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the winner impossible.

“It goes without saying that the Tribunal worked in extremely difficult conditions. As a result, it disregarded the indisputable proof that had been presented to cast doubt on the legality of votes as proclaimed by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

The Tribunal’s ruling is flawed, but I respect it. I am confident that the Court of Appeal will analyze these problems objectively, something the Tribunal did not do.

My legal team has been instructed to immediately file an appeal with the Court of Appeal in order to continue fighting for the integrity of the people’s vote.

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