The member representing Ukwuani State Constituency in the Delta State House of Assembly and Deputy Speaker, Rt. Hon. Christopher Ochor Ochor, has described the Judgment of the Appeal Court as victory for the people of Ukwuani and democracy.
Reacting to the Saturday, November 9, 2019 judgment, he said that the ruling finally put to rest who is the true winner of the March 2019 State Assembly Election for the constituency, as the people gave him their mandate on that day.
According to Ochor, “Today’s Appeal court ruling in my favour is a great victory, it showed that the people of Ukwuani spoke in March 2019, when they voted for the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP and elected me as their best choice for Ukwuani State constituency.”
“The court had exonerated me, and removed the stress which had been a big burden on just not me, but also the entire people of the Constituency.”
“It would be recalled that this is the fourth court victory in this election matter, and this is the second victory in the Appeal Court decision in my favour. I give God the Glory, as He had stood firmly behind me, and the people of Ukwuani.”
“With this victory, I promise to focus on the main job of effective representation of Ukwuani and I call on the people to be patient as they will not regret electing me and PDP.”
“I extend the hands of fellowship to the opposition to take part in building our local government and enjoy the dividends that democracy brings to society world-wide. Today’s Appeal Court ruling is for the People of Ukwuani.”
In his ruling, the Appeal Court Election Tribunal Sitting in Benin City, Edo State headed by Hon Justice Haruna Tsammani, with two other Justices, struck out the case against Ochor on the ground that the All Progressive Congress, APC, failed to nominate the appellant, Mr. David Ochonogor at the time of the election, but Mr. Eze Omolu stating that the Appellant did not win primary within the time allowed to nominate candidate and his party APC failed to nominate him as their candidate.