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Delta: Omo-Agege rejects appeal court verdict


The former Deputy Senate President and the APC governorship candidate in Delta State, Ovie Omo-Agege, on Friday said that the Court of Appeal’s ruling on his appeal against Governor Sheriff Oborevwori of Delta State was “a delay of justice and redemption for Deltans”. 

He said he would take his case to the Supreme Court and urged his supporters to be peaceful and law-abiding. 

He expressed his confidence in the judiciary and hoped that the Supreme Court would address the issues that the appellate court overlooked and deliver justice to the people of Delta State who voted for him and the APC. 

This was contained in a statement issued by his Media Adviser, Mr. Sunny Areh, and circulated to journalists in Warri, Delta State, shortly after the appellate court’s decision. 

The statement said that Omo-Agege “has a duty to respect the people who voted for a New Delta by defending their faith in him and the APC with every sense of diligence and responsibility”.

 “We don’t waver on what is right. I am confident that the revered Justices of the Supreme Court will examine the areas overlooked at the Appeal Court and give justice to our people,”  the statement partly reads.

In a unanimous judgment, the Court of Appeal, Lagos, had earlier on Friday, confirmed the election of Oborevwori of the PDP as the winner of the March 18 poll in the state. 

The court said that Omo-Agege’s appeal had no merit. 

In another judgment, the appellate court also dismissed the appeal by the Labour Party and its governorship candidate, Ken Pela, challenging the lower tribunal judgment and affirming the election of Oborevwori.