Published On: Fri, Jun 2nd, 2023

Delta Guber Tussle: Oborevwori Urges Tribunal To Strike Out Omo-Agege’s Petitions


LAGOS JUNE 2ND (URHOBOTODAY)-At the pre-trial hearing conference  at the  Delta State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal, Samson Egege who held the brief of Damian Dodo, SAN, the counsel of Governor Sheriff Oborevwori (2nd Respondent) of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP has appealed to the Tribunal to strike out Delta APC Gubernatorial  candidate,  Chief Ovie Omo-Agege’s petitions on the  grounds that one and two of the petitioner’s petition were incompetent.  

This is as the Tribunal adjourned pre-hearing conference of the petition brought before it by the gubernatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC,  Senator Ovie Omo-Agege challenging the declaration  of Governor Sheriff Oborevwori as winner of the March 18 gubernatorial election to June 5, 2023.

While praying the Tribunal to strike out the case, Damian  said facts in support of grounds one and two  were lumped together when they were supposed to have been pleaded separately.

According to him,  “Ground one of the petition which complained about corrupt practices and non compliance; the facts in support of that ground are at variance with the ground itself, because none of the pleadings under ground one relates to corrupt practices.

“Secondly, the facts in support of corrupt practices are contained in ground two and ground two relates to majorly unlawful votes, so you cannot have facts in support of corrupt practices and criminality under the ground of majority unlawful votes. So, ground two is also at variance with the facts.

“The ground of corrupt practices or non compliance, cannot in any circumstance, be lumped under one ground.”

Counsel to the petitioner, Dr. Alex Izinyon, SAN, in his submission, said they did not lump any ground together, noting that every ground was distinct and separate.

Reiterating that the petition did not run foul of the law, he noted that the fact in one ground could  support the other.

The three-man tribunal headed by Justice C.H. Ahuchaogu, adjourned the session for continuation after hearing arguments by counsels to the parties.



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