The Delta State Election Tribunal sitting in Asaba on Saturday dismissed the petition challenging the victory of Ovie Omo-Agege as the Senator for Delta Central.
Concise News learned that a three-man panel, led by Justice Abdullahi Abubakar, dismissed the suit filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Evelyn Oboro, for lacking in merit.
Oboro approached the Tribunal, seeking nullification of Omo-Agege’s election for alleged non-compliance with the provisions of the 2010 Electoral Act as amended.
But Justice Abubakar, in the judgment, insisted that the petition lacked in merit.
Abubakar ruled that the petitioner could not adduce evidence to prove her allegations, adding that the petition was infected with the cancer of defectiveness.
A Federal High Court had nullified the candidacy of Omo-Agege in its ruling in Asaba, Delta State, on March 18th, 2019.
Justice Toyin Adegoke upheld the Cyril Ogodo-led executive committee as the authentic faction of the APC, thereby declaring the Jones Erue-led committee as illegal.
Also, the ruling declared all the candidates that emerged victoriously in the primaries conducted by the Jones Erue faction as null and void.