Senator James Manager, representing Delta South senatorial district has boasted that he would defeat former governor Emmanuel Uduaghan if the Delta South election is re-run 50 times.
Manager contested that election under the Peoples Democratic Party platform while Uduaghan, his closest rival contested the senatorial election under the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC.
Manager’s victory was nullified on Saturday at the Delta State National Assembly Elections Tribunal sitting in Asaba, the state capital and a re-run within 90 days ordered.
Reacting to the re-run judgement, Manager said he has been studying the judgement of the Election Petition Tribunal with his legal team since it was given.
According to him, he has also read the reaction from Uduaghan on the nullification of his election victory.
In a post made on his verified facebook page, he, however said, “I am in a small corner laughing and I remain unperturbed because according to him, “This judgement is certainly a miscarriage of justice and truly the tribunal erred in all fronts.
He said he will certainly go to the appeal court to upturn the judgement, just like Uduaghan who had earlier said he was heading to the appeal court for an outright declaration that he won the election.
“We will definitely appeal the judgement”, Manager wrote.
Manager thanked people of Delta South Senatorial District for the show of solidarity, affection, goodwill and support at this time as always.
“I want to urge my supporters to remain calm and patient for the outcome of our appeal for this is just a temporary setback”.
Manager boasted that he would beat Uduaghan again in the re-run election declared by the tribunal.
“Going forward, Dr. Emma Uduaghan is well aware that if the election is conducted 50 times I will emerge victorious. Thank you and may Almighty God bless you all. We will triumph”.