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Delta: Tribunal Ordered To Revisit Ken Pela’s Petition Against Governor Oborevwori

Mr Pela’s petition was dismissed in July on the ground of merit and flagrant violation of…

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Mr. Kennedy Pela, and Governor Sheriff Oborevwori

The Appeal Court in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital, has ordered the Delta State Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal to revisit the petition filed by Labour Party (LP) governorship candidate, Mr. Kennedy Pela, against Governor Sheriff Oborevwori.

VerseNews gathered that the appellate court gave the order on Thursday morning following its ruling on the interlocutory appeal filed by Mr Pela against the dismissal of his petition at the tribunal.

Mr Pela’s petition was dismissed in July on the ground of merit and flagrant violation of paragraph 18 subsection 1 of the 4th Schedule to the Electoral Act 2022.

The petition marked EPT/DL/GOV/01/23, is challenging the outcome of the 2023 governorship election in the state and seeking leave of the tribunal to nullify the declaration of Oborevwori as the Delta State governor.

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) was joined in the petition as 1st respondent while Governor Oborevwori and his Deputy, Monday Onyeme are 2nd and 3rd respondents respectively with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the 4th respondent.

To this, Mr Pela dissatisfied headed to the Court of Appeal to ask among other things for an order to compel the Tribunal to entertain his petitions.

“The fact is that Ken Pela’s case that was recently struck out at the tribunal is what the Appeal Court asked the Tribunal to revisit again.

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“Ken Pela’s case today (Thursday) at the Court of Appeal was only interlocutory, which means they will go back to the Tribunal panel sitting in Delta to continue their case,” according to SaharaReporters.

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