The Delta state governorship candidate of Labour party (LP) in the last general election, Mr. Ken Pela, Sunday said he has directed his team of lawyers to proceed on appeal to challenge the tribunal judgment delivered against him.
Pela who stated this in a statement said: “We are convinced that the judgment of the tribunal was another miscarriage of justice, akin to that of the 26th of June, 2023 and have consequently instructed our counsel to proceed on appeal.
“Considering the journey before us against the background of the fact that we are currently struggling to free the state from 24 years of an ever-increasing stranglehold of waste and corruption of the twin scourges of the PDD and APC.
“We are aware that there “is no easy walk to freedom anywhere and many of us will have to pass through the valley of the shadow of death again and again before we reach the mountaintop of our desires.
“So no matter the cost, we are determined to stay the course and ensure that Delta and our dear nation are released from bondage.
The tribunal sitting in Asaba had affirmed Mr. Sheriff Oborevwori as the duly elected governor of the state.
Delivering judgment on Friday, the three member panel of the tribunal led by Justice C.H. Ahuchaogu dismissed the petition filed by candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege for want of merit. The tribunal held that the petitioners failed to prove allegations of non-compliance with the Electoral Act and over voting beyond reasonable doubt.
The INEC had declared Governor Sheriff Oborevwori of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) winner of the March 18 governorship election with 360,234 votes.