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BREAKING: A’Court reverses PDP’s Elumelu victory, declares LP’s Okolie winner of Reps seat in Delta



The Court of Appeal in Abuja has overturned the July 24 ruling made by the National and State Houses of Assembly Election Tribunal in Asaba which declared Ndudi Elumelu of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the victor in the recent election for the Aniocha/Oshimili Federal Constituency of Delta State.

In a two-man judgment on Thursday, the appellate court declared Ngozi Okolie of the Labour Party (LP) as winner of the election.

It faulted the tribunal for voiding Okolie’s election and proceeded to dismiss the petition filed by Elumelu before the trial tribunal and on which the voided judgment was given.

The Court of Appeal agreed with lawyer to the Labour Party, Mahmud Magaji (SAN) that contrary to the finding of the tribunal, Okolie was duly nominated and sponsored by his party and that he resigned his appointment as a Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to Delta State Government as required by the Constitution.

Details shortly…