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Okowa Reacts As Supreme Court Affirms Gov’ship Victory

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Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State has reacted to the ruling of the Supreme Court affirming his victory at the 2019 Governorship election.

Naija News reports that the Supreme Court of Nigeria dismissed the appeal brought before it by Great Ogboru of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

The Supreme Court in a unanimous judgment delivered by Justice Centus Nweze held that the appellant failed to prove allegations of over-voting.

The Supreme Court said that the appeal is a waste of the precious time of the Apex Court.

Justice Nweze further added that the decisions of the apex court on the position of card readers are too numerous to begin to mention them or for the appellant to claim they are not in the know.

Reacting in a statement on Wednesday, Okowa called on Ogboru to join hands with him to build Delta State.

He said: “I want to thank Deltans for all your prayers and support and as we move forward, it is time to work for the good of the state.

”I cannot do it alone; as a government, we require the cooperation of all; it is time for us to partner together; it is time to forget the bitterness.

“I will use this opportunity to call on my opponent, Chief Great Ogboru of All Progressives Congress (APC) for him to realise that it is time for him to work together with the state government to build our state.

”I believe that truly everyone can make his contributions and impact whether he is in office or not as it is truly time for us to be united.

“God took us through the elections, through the tribunal, Appeal Court and now the Supreme Court and in each of the victories, we have always returned thanks to God because He alone has made it possible.

”We trusted in God and he has seen us through and today we have victory.

“This victory is dedicated to God because God willed it to be, to settle the state and to ensure that there is peace to bring oneness among us because without peace and without oneness we cannot move forward as a people.”



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.