Tribunal Watch: Omo-Agege heads to Appeal Court

Sharon EboesomiSeptember 29, 20231 min

Omo-Agege said while he respects the decision of the tribunal, he, however, deems it flawed.


Former Deputy President of the 9th Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, has declared his intention to appeal the ruling of the Delta State Governorship Tribunal, which dismissed his case.

Following the panel’s dismissal, Omo-Agege, the All Progressives Congress’s (APC) governorship candidate, instructed his legal team to immediately file an appeal against the ruling that affirmed Sheriff Oborevwori winner of the election.

Recall that the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, declared the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) Sheriff Oborevwori, the victor of the March 18, 2023 governorship election, Omo-Agege claims the tribunal ignored underlying faults in the election that made that decision unsustainable.

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In a statement by his Media Adviser, Sunny Areh, Senator Omo-Agege 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 have no doubt that 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.


Sharon Eboesomi

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