ByÂ Daniel Gumm
WARRIâ€” THE recent Appeal Court judgement dismissing the petition of Chief Peter Okocha against the 2007 election of Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan as Governor of Delta State has been described as victory for democracy and the â€˜rule of law.â€™
Speaking to Vanguard in a telephone chat yesterday, the member representing the Warri Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Mr. Daniel Reyenieju, noted that the judgement was historical and neededÂ for the consolidation of democracy in the country.
Congratulating Dr. Uduaghan for the electoral victory, the lawmaker emphasised that â€œthough the Appeal Court judgement was not surprising given the in depth and lucid analysis with which the Electoral Tribunal delivered its earlier judgement in favour ofÂ Uduaghan, the fact that the appellate court further confirmed the election is indicative of the divine support which Governor Uduaghanâ€™s election enjoys.â€
Reyenieju appealed to all in Delta State, irrespective of political affiliation and differences to join hands with Uduaghan to move the state forward. The lawmaker called on Uduaghan to continue with his time-tested attributes of being magnanimous in victory and large-heartedness in dealings with all.