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Politics Tension Grips Delta as Tribunal Decides Okowa's Fate in 48hrs



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Palpable tension has engulfed Delta state as the Governorship Election Petition Tribunal is set to decide the fate of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa within 2 days. It would be recalled that after Okowa of the PDP was declared winner of 2015 governorship elections, O’tega Emerhor, candidate of the APC and Great Ovedje Ogboru, candidtate of the Labour party both went to court to challenge the victory.

okowaes.jpe In the petitions, Emerhor and Ogboru urged the tribunal to nullify the elections based on substantial non-compliance with the Electoral Act, 2010 (as amended).

The chairman of the tribunal. Justice Nasiru Gunmi said two week ago that the three-man panel would pronounce its judgement not later than October 28th 2015 since counsels to both the petitioners and respondents had concluded the adoption of their respective written addresses.