OKOWA: Ogboru, Emerhor To Appeal Tribunal Judgement
The Delta State All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate, Olorogun O’tega Emerhor, has expressed his displeasure at the judgment delivered by the Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal, sitting in Asaba, the state capital.
The tribunal held that Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) won the April 11 poll.
Also, Labour Party’s (LP’s) governorship candidate Great Ogboru, described the tribunal’s verdict discarding his petition, as a travesty of justice.
The businessman vowed to challenge the decision at the Appeal Court.
Emerhor expressed dismay at the judgment, which he said was at variance with recent precedence in Rivers and Akwa Ibom states, whose cases he said were similar to Delta’s.
APC Chairman Prophet Jones Erue said the tribunal’s decision was a miscarriage of justice, which the party would appeal.
In a brief message yesterday in Warri, Emerhor said he would pursue the recovery of his mandate to higher courts.
He said: “This is a first-level court. We will go to the Court of Appeal and eventually to the Supreme Court. Our case is not different from that of Rivers and Akwa Ibom states. They will all be tested at the higher courts.”