Tribunal Sacks James Manager, Upholds Omo-Agege’s Election

The National Assembly Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Asaba, the Delta State capital has sacked Senator James Manager of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) as Senator representing Delta South Senatorial District in the National Assembly.

The three-man panel presided over by Justice C O Onyaebo, said the election was marred by irregularities and ordered the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) to withdraw the certificate of return issued Senator James Manager and conduct a fresh election.

Delta South Senatorial Candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and immediate past Governor of Delta State, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan had dragged Manager to the tribunal, arguing that the election was marred by fraud and irregularities.

Also, Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege defeated PDP’s Evelyn Oboro.

Oboro had dragged APC’s Senator Ovie Omo-Agege to the tribunal, citing election irregularities.

But, the tribunal in its judgment declared that Oboro could not sufficiently prove her case and dismissed her petition.

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