Hey there, middle schoolers! We have some news for you. So, there was this court case happening in Asaba, the capital of Delta State. It was about the governorship election that took place on March 18, 2023. The candidate from the All Progressives Congress (APC), Sen. Ovie Omo-Agege, wasn’t happy with the result and decided to challenge it.
But guess what? The court, called the governorship election petition tribunal, dismissed Omo-Agege’s petition. They said it didn’t have enough evidence to support it. The judge, Justice A.C. Ahuchaogu, made the decision. Omo-Agege wasn’t happy about it, and he plans to appeal the dismissal.
Omo-Agege has a legal team, and he told them to go to the Appellate Court. They want the higher court to review the flaws they believe the tribunal ignored. They think these flaws could change the outcome of the election. Omo-Agege is from the APC, and he used to be the Deputy President of the Senate.
He said, “The Tribunal failed to consider the big problems with the election. These problems made it impossible for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to be declared the winner. The evidence we presented was strong, but the Tribunal didn’t pay enough attention to it.”
So, that’s the latest update on this court case. We’ll have to wait and see what happens next. Stay tuned!