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Appeal Court annuls Amori’s election

By Festus Ahon

ASABA- THE court of Appeal sitting in Benin city, Edo State, yesterday, annulled the election of the Senator representing Delta Central Senatorial District in the Senate, Senator Ighoyota Amori of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP.

The Appeal court in its judgment granted all the prayers of the Senatorial Candidate of Labour Party in the March 28 2015 election, Obaisi Ovie Omo-Agege.   ‎

Delivering  judgment, Justice H. A Barka, set aside the decision of the Tribunal which upheld the declaration of Senator Ighoyota Amori as winner of the election by the Independent Electoral Commission, INEC.

Reacting to the judgment, Obaisi Ovie Omo-Agege thanked God and the judiciary for the restoration of the mandate which according to him, was freely given to him by the people of the Delta Central Senatorial District through the ballot.

While describing the judgment as victory for the Urhobo nation, Omo-Agege assured that the delay in giving him back his mandate would not affect his performance and resolve to better the lots of the people.


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