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Nigerian Appeal Court Orders Tribunal To Reexamine Ken Pela’s Suit Against Oborevwori, the Governor of the Delta

Sep 1, 2023 | 2023 Elections | 0 comments

SaharaReporters said that the appellate court issued this decision on Thursday morning regarding Mr. Pela’s interlocutory appeal against the Tribunal’s rejection of his petition.
The Delta State Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal in Asaba has been instructed by the Court of Appeal in Abuja to reconsider the case of Labour Party gubernatorial candidate Ken Pela against Sheriff Oborevwori.

SaharaReporters said that the appellate court issued this decision on Thursday morning regarding Mr. Pela’s interlocutory appeal against the Tribunal’s rejection of his petition.

The Tribunal rejected Mr. Pela’s petition in July as incompetent and a gross breach of paragraph 18 subsection 1 of the 4th Schedule to the Election Act 2022.

Pela’s petition EPT/DL/GOV/01/23 challenges the 2023 gubernatorial election and asks the Tribunal to cancel Oborevwori’s election.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) was the petition’s first respondent, followed by Governor Oborevwori, his deputy, Monday Onyeme, and the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).

Pela petitioned the Court of Appeal to force the Tribunal to hear his petitions, seeking relief from the Tribunal’s judgement.

“The Appeal Court requested the Tribunal reconsider Ken Pela’s previously struck-out case.

A source informed SaharaReporters that Ken Pela’s Court of Appeal appeal today (Thursday) was simply interlocutory; thus, they will return to the Tribunal panel in Delta to finish their case.

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