On Thursday, the Court of Appeal allowed Ken Pela, the Labour Party (LP) candidate for governor in Delta, to file a new petition against Governor Sheriff Oborevwori before the Delta State Election Tribunal.
According to Infostride News, the Tribunal ruled against LP in his case against Governor Sheriff since Sheriff did not show up to his pre-hearing.
Unhappy with the outcome, Pela appealed the election tribunal’s ruling to Abuja’s Court of Appeal.
Ken Pela’s case will go before the Delta tribunal panel as a result of the Appeal verdict.
Meanwhile, Ken Pela has not been officially recognized the winner of the March 28 governor election in the State despite the victory at the Appeal Court.
In case you forgot, INEC declared Oborevwori the victor in the governorship race with 360,234 votes against his nearest rival Ovie Omo-Agege of the All Progressives Congress’s (APC) 240,229 votes.
Great Ogboru of the All Progressives Grand Alliance received 11,021 votes to place in fourth place behind Labour Party’s Ken Pela (48,027).
On the case brought by Omo-Agege against Gov. Oborevwori, the three-person tribunal panel presided over by Justice C.O. Ahuchaogu reserved decision last week.
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