Appeal Court To Decide Okowa’s Fate In Abuja

Appeal Court To Decide Okowa’s Fate In Abuja


The Court of Appeal sitting in Benin has moved the judgement of the Delta State Governorship Election Petition to its headquarter in Abuja.

The judgment which had been earlier scheduled for Appeal Court in Benin on Thursday was allegedly moved to Abuja for undisclosed reason.

The Front Desk Officer, Appeal Court, Benin said they have been communicated that the judgment was now to hold in Abuja on Thursday,  December 24th 2015 by 10am.

The officer who pleaded anonymity, said “we were asked to communicate to the affected parties that the judgment would hold in Abuja on Thursday”.

Attempt made by newsmen  to get the reason behind the movement from the Deputy Chief Registrar, Mrs Ijeoma Nwobia prove abortive.

Mrs Nwobia  told Journalists that she was busy and had no time to attend to them.

It would be recalled that the appeal court sitting in Benin had on Thursday reserved judgment on the appeal brought before it by the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Olorogun O’ tega Emerhor.

The Delta State governorship election petition tribunal had in October declared Dr Ifeanyi Okowa of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) winner of the April gubernatorial poll.

The tribunal had ruled in favour of the governor and Independent Electoral Commission (INEC), dismissing the petition filed by Emerhor.

Emerhor had approached the election petition tribunal to nullify the April poll on the ground of non-compliance with the electoral Act 2010 (as amended).


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