Nigeria, July 25, 2015, (Blank NEWS Online) –
Chairman of the Labour Party, Chief Tony Ezeagwu has expressed optimism that the Election Petition Tribunal may cancel the Governorship election held on April 11 in Delta state.
He ascribed his optimism to the discrepancy between the actual votes cast as recorded by the card-readers and the results declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Responding to questions on the fortunes of the Labour Party (LP) at the ongoing governorship election petition tribunal sitting in Asaba, Delta state, Ezeagwu who bagged an award from Rotary International Club, Asaba, District 9140 Nigeria on Saturday, July 18, 2015 said:
“All of you who are pressmen knew what happened during the elections in Delta state. So, for this Tribunal not to cancel this election, would be an abberation. There is no two ways about it.
“Every Deltan who witnessed the election must know that there were no elections in Delta state and coupled with when the card-reader is reading about 700,000, the winner got 700,000 and INEC declared over one million is a fraud.”
Three petitions are currently before the three-man Tribunal headed by Justice Nasiru Gunmi, challenging the declaration of Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) as winner of the April 11 governorship election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
The petitions were filed by Chief Great Ogboru of Labour Party, Olorogun O’tega Emerhor of the All Progressive Congress (APC) and Mr. Paul Isamade of Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN).
Recall that Senator Okowa of the PDP scored 724, 680 votes to defeat the Labour Party (LP) Candidate Chief Great Ogboru who scored 130, 028 votes in second place and the All Progressive Congress (APC) candidate Olorogun O’tega Emerhor who came out third with 67, 825 votes.
Details of the results as announced by the Delta State Governorship election Returning Officer, Prof. Bio Nyananyo, are as follows:
ACD – 441
ACPN – 0
ADC – 868
APC – 67, 825
APGA – 1256
CPP – 156
ID – 319
KOWA – 594
LP – 130, 028
MPPP – 121
NCP – 173
PDC – 194
PDM – 504
PDP – 724, 680
SDP – 6
UPN – 229
UPP – 1117
Registered Voters – 2, 044, 372
Accredited Voters – 1, 017, 796
Valid Votes Cast – 931, 808
Rejected Votes – 24, 931
Total Votes Cast – 956, 721
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