—–By Onitsha Shedrack—-DELTA—-
The Delta State Labour Party (LP) governorship candidate in the 2015 governorship election, Chief Great Ovedje Ogboru, today floored the Governors of the state, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) and the Party, at the Federal High Court sitting in Asaba, as the trial Judge dismissed the Okowa and PDP case describing them as “meddlesome interlopers in the internal affairs of other parties.”
It would be recalled that before the governorship election held on April 11, 2015, Sen. Okowa and the Delta State PDP has rushed to the Federal High Court sitting in Asaba asking the Court to disqualify all LP’s candidates from contesting election in the state and nullify their elections (if already elected) saying that the Party (LP) did not conduct it primaries according to law.
However, today, “the Court dismissed PDP’s action, describing PDP and its Delta State Chairman as meddlesome interlopers in the internal affairs of other parties. The Court advised them to go to the Election Tribunal to take issues with LP not the Federal High Court.”
In a press statement made available to ADVOCATE, a chieftain of the LP and a senior aide to Chief Ogboru, Mr Efe Duku stated that, “this victory for LP has serious negative multiplier effects for PDP’s unholy calculations in the Election Tribunals. They have placed heavy reliance on the case in their pleadings in the Election Tribunals. Now, their hopes have evaporated and the loss will manifest in the Tribunals. We need not say more for now.
He added that, “we salute our Leader, Chief Great Ovedje Ogboru – a man who never gives up on what is right for society. We must also thank Obaisi (Barr.) Ovie Omo-Agege; for his vigilance in attending to this action and of course, we must salute Hon (Chief) Evance Ivwurie for taking careful legal and advisory steps from the beginning to cage the PDP in this matter. And, to all we must say, Thank you for being steadfast in the promise of a better Delta where our leaders are those truly elected by our people.”