2023 Elections: Tribunal receives 25 petitions in Delta state
Legal battles regarding the just concluded general elections are about to commence in Delta state as twenty five (25) petitions have been received by the Election Petition Tribunal in the state.
The National and House of Assembly elections petition Tribunal sitting in Asaba, the state capital has started taking motions on 25 petitions received from eight senatorial and 17 House of Representatives litigants and their parties.
The jailed All Progressives Congress (APC) senatorial candidate of Delta North, Senator Peter Onyeluka Nwaoboshi, is among the eight persons that filed petitions against their political opponents, seeking review of the election results in their favour at the tribunal.
The tribunal Secretary, Okedara Adejoke, told newsmen in Asaba, yesterday, that of the 15 motions served, 12 were granted as prayed while three were struck out.
Adejoke disclosed that Nwaoboshi filed a petition against the Peopl;es Democratic Party (PDP) Senator-elect, Nwoko Chinedu Munir, and INEC, while Delta South PDP senatorial candidate, Diden Michael, petitioned against APC Senator-elect, Joel Onowaikpo, and INEC respectively.
The Tribunal Secretary explained further that PDP senatorial candidate for Delta Central, Chief Ighotoya Amori petitioned against APC Senator-elect, Dafinone Ede Omueya, and INEC in Suit No: Ept/Dl/ Send/04/23; while senatorial candidate of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Timinimi George Ugulasuowei, petitioned against Joel Onowaikpo and INEC.
Other petitioners include: Oboro Evelyn Omavowan, PDP House of Representatives candidate, who petitioned against Etanabene Benedict, LP and INEC; Eselemo Ukubokeyei Collins of New Nigeria People Party (NNPP) who petitioned against Nicholas Mutu of PDP, Brikitamarankko Juliano of APC and INEC.