Court of Appeal Reverses Tribunal Decision, Declares Ngozi Okolie of LP as Winner in Delta State

The Court of Appeal in Abuja reverses the Election Tribunal’s decision and declares Ngozi Okolie of the Labour Party as the rightful lawmaker for the constituency.

Court of Appeal Reverses Tribunal Decision, Declares Ngozi Okolie of LP as Winner in Delta State

Abuja-Court of Appeal Reverses Tribunal Decision, Declares Ngozi Okolie of LP as Winner in Delta State

In a significant turn of events, the Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja has overturned the judgment of the National and State House of Assembly Election Tribunal in Asaba, Delta State. The court has now affirmed Mr. Ngozi Okolie, the candidate of the Labour Party (LP), as the duly elected lawmaker for the constituency.

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The VOTP NEWS had initially reported in February that Ngozi Okolie secured a total of 53,879 votes, emerging victorious in the election. He defeated the incumbent minority leader, Mr. Elumelu of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who garnered 33,456 votes, and Tony Nwaake, who received 11,712 votes.

However, the National Assembly Election Petition Tribunal, which convened in Asaba, Delta State, later declared Ndudi Elumelu of the PDP as the winner of the 2023 House of Representatives election for the constituency in July.

This reversal by the Court of Appeal adds a new twist to the electoral saga, upholding Ngozi Okolie’s victory as the rightful representative of the people. The decision comes after careful deliberation and review of the evidence presented.

The development is expected to have a profound impact on the political landscape of the region, as it underscores the significance of upholding the integrity of electoral processes. Mr. Okolie, now affirmed as the duly elected lawmaker, is poised to take on the responsibilities of his office with renewed vigor and commitment.

As the dust settles on this legal battle, all eyes turn to the future, with constituents and political observers keenly observing the actions and decisions of their newly affirmed representative, Mr. Ngozi Okolie, in the Delta State House of Representatives.

For further updates and reactions, stay tuned to VOTP NEWS for comprehensive coverage of this unfolding political story.

In a significant development, the Court of Appeal in Abuja has made a decisive ruling overturning the judgment of the National and State House of Assembly Election Tribunal in Asaba, Delta State. This ruling now firmly establishes Mr. Ngozi Okolie, the candidate of the Labour Party (LP), as the duly elected lawmaker for the constituency.

Back in February, VOTP NEWS reported Mr. Ngozi Okolie’s victory with a total of 53,879 votes, where he defeated the incumbent minority leader, Mr. Elumelu of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who had 33,456 votes, and Tony Nwaake, with 11,712 votes.

However, in a surprising twist, the National Assembly Election Petition Tribunal, which met in Asaba, Delta State, declared Mr. Ndudi Elumelu of the PDP as the winner of the 2023 House of Representatives election for the constituency in July.

This latest decision by the Court of Appeal adds a new layer of complexity to the electoral saga, reaffirming Ngozi Okolie as the rightful representative of the people. The Court carefully considered and reviewed the evidence presented before reaching this conclusion.

This development carries significant implications for the political landscape of the region, emphasizing the importance of maintaining the integrity of electoral processes. Mr. Okolie, now confirmed as the duly elected lawmaker, is expected to take on his responsibilities with renewed dedication and commitment. As the dust settles on this legal battle, all eyes are on the future. Constituents and political observers are closely watching the actions and decisions of Mr. Ngozi Okolie as he begins his tenure in the Delta State House of Representatives. Stay tuned to VOTP NEWS for comprehensive coverage of this unfolding political story, including updates and reactions.

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