Former Deputy President of the Senate and governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Delta State, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, has rejected Friday’s judgement of the Court of Appeal affirming the victory of Rt Hon Sheriff Oborevwori in the March 18, 2023, governorship election in the state.
Omo-Agege in a statement issued after the ruling and signed by his Media Adviser, Mr Sunny Areh, described Friday’s judgement by the appellate court as a redemption deferred for Deltans.
He said while he deeply respects their Lordships, he is convinced that the learned justices clearly misapprehended the reformed electoral jurisprudence that now prevails to deepen democracy in the country.
Omo-Agege said he firmly believes that justice is yet to be given to the people of Delta State who voted for him and the APC.
“We will proceed to the Supreme Court. The issues at stake touch on the future and wellbeing of the people who voted for a New Delta. We have a duty to respect them by defending their faith in us with every sense of diligence and responsibility. We don’t waver on what is right.
“I am confident that the revered Justices of the Supreme Court will examine the areas overlooked at the Appeal Court and give justice to our people,” he said.
He appealed to his supporters to remain calm and law-abiding, assuring that the judiciary which “I have absolute confidence in will, at the final hurdle serve justice and redemption now deferred”.