By Emmanuel Aziken, Political Editor
ASABA—Delta State Government has called for reconciliation and unity of purpose from all stake-holders, following the judgment of the Court of Appeal over the outcome of the January 6 rerun gubernatorial election.

The state government, weekend, said the judgment should form the basis of another beginning that would enable the Emmanuel Uduaghan-led administration deliver on its promises of uplifting the fortunes of people of the state.

The appeal followed the decision of the Court of Appeal, last week, that the petition by the candidate of the Democratic Peoples Party, DPP, Chief Great Ogboru on the January rerun election was an acade-mic exercise overtaken by event.

State Commissioner of Information, Mr. Chike Ogeah, in a statement, said: “The judgment affirms our belief and faith in the judiciary and the democra-tic process. It is also a call for peace and camaraderie to return to Delta State. Now that the sanctity of the people’s vote had been affirmed, it is time for the votes to count by letting the incumbent governor concentrate on the task of serving the people.

“While the opposition parties and, indeed, any aggrieved person reserve the right to pursue any litigation to any level, the interest of Deltans should be paramount. The people of Delta State have been unduly traumatised by the litigation that had characteri-sed the gubernatorial elections in the state.

“The people deserve some respite and attention. We hope every political group recognises this and allow the people to constructively engage those they had voted into office.”

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