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Tribunal affirms Okowa’s victory

By Chido Okafor, Warri
21 September 2019   |   3:32 am
The Delta State Governorship Petition Tribunal sitting in Asaba, yesterday, reaffirmed the re-election of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State.

The Delta State Governorship Petition Tribunal sitting in Asaba, yesterday, reaffirmed the re-election of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State.

The All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate, Chief Great Ogboru, had challenged the March 9 election of Okowa of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Delivering judgment in the petition, the Chairman of the three-man tribunal, Justice Suleiman Belgore, described the petition filed by Ogboru and his party as “opportunistic and gold digging.”

The tribunal held that the petitioners failed to prove that Okowa was not duly elected by majority of lawful votes cast at the election and dismissed the petition in its entirety.