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Ogboru can still be Governor of Delta State — Okowa
By Barth Ozah
Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State has attributed his victory at the Supreme Court which upheld his victory at the governorship election last year to God’s favour.
Speaking in Asaba at a church thanksgiving, Gov Okowa said it was God’s arrangement that ensured he emerged victorious at the poll against all odds.
He noted that since 1999 when Nigeria returned to democratic governance, God has made it possible to ensure that a governor from Delta Central emerged and ruled the state for two terms and another governor emerged from Delta South who also ruled for two terms and now is the turn of a governor from Delta North.
He said the arrangement was perfected by God to ensure that there is peace in the state, adding that time has come for governance.
He urged the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Chief Great Ogboru to think more of the state and join hands with his government in building a strong Delta state.
“I want to appeal to all politician to stop the campaign for 2023 elections because there is still time. Now that the litigations are over it is time for governance. I called on my opponent to join hands with me to develop our dear state, because if God permits he can still be the Governor of the State.”
The Supreme Court in a unanimous judgment delivered by Justice Cletus Nweze, the court held that the appellant, Chief Great Ogboru failed to prove allegations of over-voting.
He said that the appeal is a waste of the precious time of the court, adding that the decisions of the apex court on the position of card readers are too numerous to begin to mention them or for the appellant to claim they are not in the know.