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 Delta Guber: Ogboru, Emerhor Reject Appeal Court Judgment, Proceed to Supreme Court

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By Amos Igbebe
Information available to 247ureports.com indicates that Chief Great Ovedje Ogboru and Olorogun Otega Emerhor have perfected plans and instructed their counsels to file appeals to the Supreme Court for final arbitration on the governorship tussle of the oil rich Delta State.
They have unanimously rejected the judgment delivered by the Appeal Court sitting in Abuja which reaffirmed Governor Okowa’s victory at the April 11 governorship elections.
Last Thursday, Great Ogboru of the Labour Party and Otega Emerhor of the All Progressives Congress (APC) suffered a major setback in their quest to quash Governor Ifeanyi Okowa’s victory at the tribunal which declared him winner of the April 11 governorship election in the state.
Their appeals were dismissed by the Appeal Court sitting in Abuja thereby upholding the judgment delivered by the tribunal in Asaba, the Delta State capital, on October 26, 2015.
Emerhor told journalists at the declaration of Okowa as winner of the election that “I was expecting to win the appeal but the judgment went the other way. I will consult my lawyers and decide on the next step to take”.
The APC candidate described the judgment as travesty of justice and felt disappointed by the judgment delivered by the judges of the Appeal Court.
In a phone chat with the media aide to Emerhor, Fred Latimore Oghenesivbe, he said “Yes, we are going to the Supreme Court, even Labour Party is going to the Supreme Court, we are not satisfied with the judgment delivered by the Appeal Court”.
He further said “It is therefore obvious that the legal battle is not over with issues concerning the 2015 gubernatorial election victory of Okowa in Delta State.  The APC and Labour Party are sorting papers to be filled at the nation’s apex court that will eventually have a final say on the matter”.
The Labour Party through its spokesman, Henry Efe Duku, in a brief press statement, also confirmed that his party and Principal, Chief Great Ogboru, would proceed further to the Supreme Court for further hearing on the governorship tussle of the state

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