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Delta gov candidate, APC head to appeal court

Olorogun O’tega Emerhor, a governorship candidate in Delta State in the April 11 general elections has, alongside his party, the APC have filed a joint…

Olorogun O’tega Emerhor, a governorship candidate in Delta State in the April 11 general elections has, alongside his party, the APC have filed a joint petition at the appeal court in the Benin Judicial Division.
Emerhor and his party are appealing the judgment of the governorship election tribunal that sat in Asaba, which on October 26th ruled against their petition challenging the declaration of Dr Ifeanyi Okowa as governor of Delta State.
In the appeal no CA/B/EPT / 2015 filed on 13/11/15, by their legal counsel, Chief TJ Okpoko SAN, the appellants stated that they were dissatisfied with the decision of the tribunal.
The appeal went further to establish 11 grounds of dissatisfaction with the judgment of the tribunal among which were: That the learned justices erred in law in resolving against the appellants that the petition was incompetent on the ground of non-compliance with the procedural rule in paragraph 4 (3)(b) of the 1st schedule to the Electoral Act 2010 (as amended ).
It added that the learned justices misdirected themselves in law in holding that the petitioners have not been able to displace the presumption that the figure of the voters accredited for then governorship election conducted in Delta State on April 11, 2015 as stated in the election results declared by INEC are less than the total number of votes returned in the election.

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