The Delta State Election Petition Tribunal in Asaba has reaffirmed the result of the March 9, 2019 State House of Assembly election for Okpe Constituency.
The Tribunal in its judgement affirmed the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP candidate for the election, Rt Hon Sheriff Oborevwori as the true winner of the election as declared by Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.
In his judgement, Justice SMJ Usman said that the case brought before it by the All Progressives Congress, APC candidate for the election, Mr Akpojaro Harrison Ogaga lacked merit.
According to the Judge, the petitioner, failed to prove his case beyond every reasonable doubt and therefore struck it out.
Reacting to the judgement, Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori, Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly, said his faith in God never failed him and dedicated the victory to God and the people of Okpe State Constituency.
Rt. Hon. Oborevwori extended hands of fellowship to his opponents and restated his confidence in the judiciary as the beacon of hope for the common man.
He noted that the victory at the election petition tribunal was a true reflection of the wishes of his constituents, adding that the affirmation of his victory at the polls by the tribunal is a call for greater service.
The Speaker promised to continue to strive to improve on the well-being of the people of the constituency and thanked the people of Okpe for their continued support.