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AGAP ASKED TRIBUNAL TO NULLIFY OKPE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY ELECTION

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AGAP ASKED TRIBUNAL TO NULLIFY OKPE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY ELECTION

Asaba: The All Grand Alliance Party (AGAP) and its House of Assembly Candidate for Okpe Constituency Hon. Henry Efe Okotoghaide has approached the Governorship and House  of Assembly election Tribunal sitting at Asaba to nullify the State House of Assembly for the Okpe Constituency held on 9th of March 2019.

The petition was filed on behalf of Hon. Henry Okotoghaide and the All Grand Alliance Party (AGAP) by their lawyer, Barr. Ochuko Ohimor Esq. has Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborovwori the present Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC),the Resident Electoral Commissioner INEC Delta State,the Electoral Officer INEC Okpe Local Government Area and the Returning Officer Okpe Constituency as Respondents.

The grounds upon which the petition was brought before the Tribunal are that the election for the Okpe Constituency, Delta State House of Assembly conducted by Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on the 9th of March 2019 is invalid by reasons of corrupt practices, fraud, violence, outright rigging and noncompliance with the provisions of the Electoral Act 2010 and that the PDP Candidate Rt Hon. Sheriff Oborovwori who was declared winner was not duly elected by majority of the lawful votes cast on the 9th of March 2019 election.

AGAP LogoThe petitioners, therefore pray the Honourable Tribunal to nullify the election conducted by INEC for the Delta State House of Assembly Okpe Constituency. The petition which was received by the Secretary of the Tribunal S.A Gusau Esq. has been served on the Respondents.

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Comrade Kelly Gilor is a graduate of Communication Management from Delta State university (Delsu), Abraka. He believes in Justice and Equity with Good Governance. He is an activist of the Niger Delta.

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