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Lawmakers hail Appeal Court verdict on Uduaghan

By Festus Ahon
UGHELLI—THE member representing Ughelli North, Ughelli South and Udu federal constituency in House of Representatives, Chief Solomon Ahwinawhi and the member representing Ughelli South local government in the Delta State House of Assembly, Olorogun Taleb Tebite have hailed the Appeal court judgment that upheld the election of Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan as Governor of Delta State.

The duo in a separate interview with our correspondent, said the judgment was a victory for all Deltans and the rule of law. On his part, Ahwinawhi said the judgment was a confirmation of the mandate Deltans gave to Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan in 2007.

He said: “The victory is not just for Governor Uduaghan but a victory for the entire good people of the state who came out enmasse to elect him as governor in 2007. I want to salute the courage of the judiciary for reaffirming the mandate Deltans gave to Uduaghan in 2007.

Tebite on his part held that the judgment was a display of the judiciary’s commitment to democracy and the rule of law, adding that; “the judgment is a victory for democracy and sustainable development of the state.

“I want to appeal to Chief Peter Okocha of the Action Congress to stop further litigation and join hands with the Governor, Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan, his deputy, Professor Amos Utuama and the entire people of the state to move the state forward.”

Continuing he said the state was being developed since the present administration came on board in 2007 and said the development agenda set for the state by chief James Ibori was being followed by Governor Uduaghan.


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