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Delta Elections: Court Sacks APC’s Great Ogboru



A Federal High Court sitting in Asaba, Delta State capital, has sacked the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Great Ogboru.

Justice Nnamdi Dimgba in his ruling on Thursday nullified the candidature of Ogboru.

In a suit marked FHC/ABJ/CS/1085/ 2018, Victor Ochei, Ogboru’s contender, had challenged the declaration of Ogboru as the governorship candidate of the party in the September 2018 primary held in the state.

Through his lawyer, Ahmed Rahi (SAN), Ochei prayed the court to declare that the APC governorship primary election that held on September 30, 2018, was illegal on the grounds that unknown delegates were used for the exercise.

Ochei urged the court to, among other things, invalidate the results of the APC primaries, arguing that the list of delegates used at the primaries was not that envisaged by the consent judgment. He held that aspirants did not get any advanced list of delegates prior to the APC primaries.

Justice Dimgba ordered the cancellation of the APC governorship primaries that produced Great Ogboru.

Ogbolu George is a graduate of Mass Communication from the University of Benin. He loves politics, is a movie addict and a die-hard Arsenal fan. George is a Senior Content Creator at Naija News.