By Emma Amaize, Austin Ogwuda & Bulou Kosin
ASABA – The Democratic People’s Party, DPP, governorship candidate, Chief Great Ogboru, and Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, may have to wait a little further to know their fate in the January 6, re-run poll as the governorship candidate of the National Conscience Party, NCP, in the April 26 governorship election in the state, Prince Collins Eselemo, weekend, asked the tribunal to join him as party in the case.
Eselemo said his grouse was that Governor Uduaghan and Chief Ogboru were playing a chess game with Deltans.
The tribunal, last week, adjourned till Monday, for judgment in the petition by Ogboru, challenging Uduaghan’s victory at the re-run poll.
Eselemo who spoke to newsmen, weekend, said Chief Ogboru had no business dragging Governor Uduaghan to the tribunal as the governor’s tenure for the 2007 election, which Ogboru had challenged ended in May 2011.
He said that while Ogboru accused Uduaghan of rigging in Delta South, Uduaghan accused Ogboru of rigging in Delta Central and North, but he, Eselemo, was complaining that both men rigged him out in the 25 local government areas of the state.
He said: “I have just filed an application to be joined in the January 6 re-run election case at the governorship re-run petition tribunal. I am exercising my liberty to be joined in the case.
“My position is that if there is judgment in favour of Ogboru, then we have no business in Asaba at the April 26 election tribunal and all that we had done so far would just go down the drain. It will become history.”