Delta :Tribunal dismisses Igbuya's suit

*Affirms Efe Afe's victory


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Delta :Tribunal dismisses Igbuya's suit

 

The elections petitions tribunal sitting at Asaba has dismissed  the suit filed by the former Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly and candidate of the APC, Mr. Monday Igbuya against the current member representing Okpe/Uvwie, and Sapele Federal Constituency, Efe Afe.
 
The tribunal while dismissing Igbuya’s suit, affirmed that Chief Efe Afe of the PDP remained the duly elected member representing Okpe, Sapele and Uvwie Federal Constituency of the February 23, 2019 National Assembly election.
 
The three-man tribunal panel headed by Justice E. A. Ngene, in an unanimous judgment on Friday, September 6 ruled that the petitioner (Igbuya) failed to substantiate his claims that the election was marred by irregularities.
 
Igbuya had prayed the court to either cancel the election or order for a fresh election, but the Tribunal unanimously turned down the APC candidate’s prayer for failing to prove his case before the three-man panel.
 
Meanwhile, Afe who is in the US to join other Urhobos to celebrate this year’s Urhobo Progress Union, America, UPUA, annual convention, has thanked members of the panel for delivering a judgement affirming his election.
 
The lawmaker particularly thanked God Almighty and  the people of Okpe, Sapele and Uvwie Federal Constituency for supporting him during the legal tussle and dedicated the tribunal’s victory to them.
 
Hon. Afe assured his constituents that he would attract more dividends to them.


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