The Senator representing Delta South Senatorial District in the National Assembly (NASS), Senator Joel-Onowakpo Thomas has vowed to appeal the verdict of the National and State House of Assembly Elections Petitions Tribunal which declared a rerun in Warri south local government area of Delta State.
The tribunal on Wednesday September 6th 2023, ordered a rerun in Warri south between the candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP), Michael Diden in the February 25th 2023 election.
Senator Joel-Onowakpo Thomas, I’m a release he personally signed on Wednesday evening said that he would appeal the verdict after due consultation with the leadership of the party and his lawyers.
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Delta South Senatorial District Tribunal Verdict
I am aware of the judgement delivered by the National Assembly Petition Tribunal sitting in Asaba, Delta State
Though we are yet to receive the certified true copy of the judgement, preliminary brief suggested sufficient grounds for appeal which will give us victory.
As I consult the leadership of our party and my legal team, be rest assured that, we will appeal this judgement and we will do everything within our God given grace to defend our mandate.
However, I wish to urge my teeming supporters and APC faithfuls in Delta South Senatorial District to remain calm and show brotherly love to one another
Be rest assured that, by God’s grace, the mandate you gave to me at the polls will be defended and I will remain your Senator now and for the next four years.
Senator Joel-Onowakpo Thomas FCA FCTI MBA,
Delta South Senatorial District
6th September 2023