The appeal court sitting in Asaba, Delta State, has affirmed the election of Honourable Ibori-Suenu Erhiatake, member representing Ethiope Federal Constituency of Delta State.
Hon Erhiatake, who was the Peoples Democratic Party Candidate during the February 25, 2023 general election, floored Hon. Ben Rolands Igbakpa of New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) and Mr. Halims Agoda of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Hon Justice Festus Ogbuinaya, Justice Senchi, and Justice Waziri delivered the judgement on Tuesday in Asaba, the State capital.
Hon Ibori-Suenu is the daughter of a former governor of Delta State and National Leader of the PDP in the state, Chief James Onanefe Ibori.
The Appellate Court said the appeal of the PDP candidate was meritorious and allowed the same, thereby setting aside the ruling of the lower court.
In a press statement issued on Tuesday, Hon. Erhiatake described the ruling of the court of appeal as a victory to God and her constituents.
She lauded the decision of the court of appeal, saying democracy has come to stay.
Recall that Hon. Erhiatake had urged her supporters to be law-abiding as she sought redress in court.
Credit: Nigerian Tribune