Legal Nigeria

Appeal court upholds Okowa’s election

The Court of Appeal in Abuja has affirmed the election of Ifaeanyi Okowa of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as governor of Delta State.
The court, in a unanimous judgment by a five-man panel led by Justice Uwani Abba-Aji upheld the decision of the Delta State governorship election tribunal delivered on October 26 this year.
The court dismissed the appeal filed by Great Ogboru of the Labour Party for lacking in merit.
The court is currently delivering a single judgment in the three cross-appeals filed by Okowa, PDP and Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) against the tribunal’s judgment.